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1688709
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Myanma Foreign Trade Bank and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank: Sanctions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to joining the US in sanctioning (1) Myanma Foreign Trade Bank, and (2) Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL2315 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has imposed sanctions to reduce the Myanmar regime's access to finance, arms and equipment. In February 2024, the UK sanctioned two state-owned enterprises, Mining Enterprise 1 and Mining Enterprise 2, for providing economic resources to the Myanmar security forces. We keep all evidence and potential designations under close review. However, it would be inappropriate to speculate about future sanctions designations as to do so could reduce their impact.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
grouped question UIN HL2316 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.19Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.19Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688710
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise: Sanctions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what considerations they have given to joining the EU and the US in sanctioning Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL2316 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has imposed sanctions to reduce the Myanmar regime's access to finance, arms and equipment. In February 2024, the UK sanctioned two state-owned enterprises, Mining Enterprise 1 and Mining Enterprise 2, for providing economic resources to the Myanmar security forces. We keep all evidence and potential designations under close review. However, it would be inappropriate to speculate about future sanctions designations as to do so could reduce their impact.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
grouped question UIN HL2315 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.26Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.26Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688712
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Hamas: UNRWA more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UNRWA staff who supported Hamas either by participating in the 7 October attacks or by spreading Hamas propaganda in UNRWA schools and medical facilities. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2318 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Government is appalled by allegations that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned. We are aware that the UN has terminated the contracts of ten individuals identified in the allegations.</p><p>We are pausing any future funding of UNRWA whilst we review these concerning allegations. We are looking to our partners in the UN to carry out a robust and comprehensive investigation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T17:32:38.497Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:32:38.497Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1688713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the changes by China to the M503, W122 and W123 air traffic routes in the Taiwan Strait; and what plans they have to raise this in the International Civil Aviation Organization. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T17:33:16.603Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:33:16.603Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1688739
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China concerning its decision to change the M503, W122 and W123 flight routes near the Taiwan Strait meridian line. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL2345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T17:31:36.117Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:31:36.117Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1688297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on aviation safety and regional stability of the decision on 30 January of the Civil Aviation Administration of China to adjust the M503, W122 and W123 flight routes near the Taiwan Strait median line. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL2267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T15:46:49.913Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T15:46:49.913Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688298
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Hamas: UNRWA more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government when they first received any information or intelligence of allegations that staff of UNRWA were aiding and abetting Hamas. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, called myself on 26 January to report that Israel had brought allegations against 10-12 UNRWA employees who Israel claims had taken part in Hamas' 7 October attack, and to outline the actions that UNRWA had taken.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T13:14:59.94Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T13:14:59.94Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1688299
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Gaza: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with other countries which have suspended funding to UNRWA to create a new independent funding agency to deliver aid to Gaza. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2269 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>We are appalled by allegations that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned.</p><p>The pause will remain in place until we review the allegations, and we are looking to our partners in the UN to carry out a robust and comprehensive investigation.</p><p>Any future funding decisions will be taken after this point.</p><p>We are getting on with aid delivery and the UK is providing £60 million in humanitarian assistance to support partners including the British Red Cross, UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS) to respond to critical food, fuel, water, health, shelter and security needs in Gaza.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-21T15:46:00.05Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T15:46:00.05Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1687657
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Nepal: Castes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of caste-based discrimination in Nepal; what part of the Overseas Development Assistance is being used to support Dalit women across South Asia and specifically in Nepal; and what resources they have made available for grassroots organisations supporting Dalit women’s rights. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL2179 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>Gender inequality and social exclusion are significant challenges in Nepal. Whilst Nepal has a progressive constitution and many progressive laws and policies, implementation issues remain. The rights of women and girls is one of FCDO's core goals in Nepal. We fund grassroot organisations which work with the most vulnerable including Dalit communities and regularly engage with Dalit organisations to inform our existing and future programming. The UK is invested in shifting negative norms in society and institutions, improving processes and strengthening systems. Full information on our programmes can be found on DevTracker.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687658
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Human Rights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the White Paper on International Development published on 20 November 2023 (CP 975), when they expect to publish the FCDO Strategy on Open Societies and Human Rights; and what they anticipate the impact of the Strategy will be on (1) developing protection mechanisms, respite schemes and rapid response support for human rights defenders, and (2) supporting local networks that emphasise the protection of such defenders. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL2180 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The FCDO acknowledges the commitment made in the International Development White Paper to publish an Open Societies and Human Rights Strategy. The Strategy is in draft, and it will be published in due course. In line with commitments made in the International Development White Paper, the Strategy will signal our intent to provide additional support to human rights defenders. This is in line with the recent announcement that the UK will provide £1 million in funding over the next two years to the Lifeline Embattled Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Assistance Fund to provide much needed support to civic actors facing reprisals for their important work.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this