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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 nations have now signed up to the London Declaration from the International Wildlife Trade Conference 2018; and what assessment he has made of the implications of that number for the endangered species trade. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187342 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>57 countries have adopted the London 2018 Declaration committing to action to protect endangered species around the globe, with more expected to sign. This important pledge of international action reflects the success of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London in October, which was attended by more than 70 countries and more than 400 organisations. The conference focused the minds of international governments on the issue and energized global cooperation to fight the illegal wildlife trade. We will continue to work with our international partners to make progress on commitments pledged at the event.</p><p>We do not have direct information on the likely impact that action by the 57 countries who adopted the London <ins class="ministerial">2018 </ins>Declaration will have on endangered species, but the growing number of signatories <ins class="ministerial">signifies </ins>growing global ambition to <del class="ministerial">funding</del> <ins class="ministerial">tackling </ins>the illegal wildlife trade, which will increase the protection for <del class="ministerial">endagered</del> <ins class="ministerial">endangered </ins>species.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:27:27.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:27:27.317Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-11-23T15:08:04.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T15:08:04.16Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1010753
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Diplomatic Service: EU Countries 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 he has made of whether UK citizens may continue to seek consular and diplomatic protection from EU member states in countries where the UK is not represented after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 193410 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>​The UK has significant expertise in crisis preparedness and consular affairs. Thanks to its extensive global footprint of <del class="ministerial">273</del> <ins class="ministerial">274</ins> posts in 169 countries and territories, and its network of Honorary Consuls, the UK is able to provide professional consular services worldwide. In addition to our network, people who need assistance can call any of our embassies, high commissions or consulates, or the FCO switchboard, 24/7 for advice or help. The UK is open to maintaining a close level of cooperation with the EU, if this is perceived to be of mutual benefit, on crisis preparedness and consular affairs, including the provision of consular assistance to unrepresented EU citizens in third countries on a reciprocal basis. Details of this offer have been published on gov.uk, most recently in a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-note-on-coordination-of-external-security" target="_blank">technical note</a> on coordination on external security.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T16:58:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:58:31.593Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-12-03T12:32:53.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:32:53.01Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
previous answer version
87137
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1015389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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, how many children had their private school fees paid by his Department at (a) schools in the UK and (b) schools overseas in the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 196150 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>In Financial Year 2016/2017, the FCO funded the private school fees for the following number of children:</p><p>(a) At schools in the UK: <ins class="ministerial">541</ins> <del class="ministerial">393 </del></p><p>(b) At schools overseas: 1074</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 2018-12-03T17:47:04.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:47:04.83Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-03-18T12:42:38.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:42:38.147Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
89699
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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
1015497
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services 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 plans to tackle the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance to migrants as evidenced by the recent seizure of the migrant rescue vessel Aquarius; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
tabling member printed
Fabian Hamilton more like this
uin 196123 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answer text <p>The UK Government is aware<ins class="ministerial"> that, on 20 November 2018, Italian authorities issued a warrant for </ins> <del class="ministerial">of</del> the seizure of the Marine Vessel Aquarius <del class="ministerial">by the Italian authorities</del> on grounds of waste pollution.<ins class="ministerial"> According to the ship's operators, the vessel has been at the French port of Marseille since 4 October 2018 and, in the absence of a Flag State, is unable to leave port. Consequently the warrant has not yet been executed. It</ins> <del class="ministerial">The vessel operated as a Search and Rescue vessel in the central Mediterranean by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) 'SOS Méditerranée' and 'Médicins Sans Frontières' until September 2018. This matter is now subject to Italian legal processes and it</del> is not appropriate for the UK Government to comment<ins class="ministerial"> on the legal process initiated by the Italian authorities</ins>. <del class="ministerial">We recognise the importance of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and value the contribution of NGOs in saving lives at sea. We are concerned about the increasing fatality rate that has coincided with the effective cessation of the Search and Rescue operations in the central Mediterranean due to the lack of assurances over safe disembarkation arrangements. We will continue to be involved with efforts to find a solution.</del></p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
90092
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
415
label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1110670
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Brunei: Legal Systems more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 April (HL14929), whether they have discussed the changes to Brunei’s laws with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; and whether, while such laws remain in place, they will call for Brunei’s suspension from the Commonwealth due to those laws' incompatibility with Commonwealth values. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I</del> <ins class="ministerial">Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon </ins>spoke to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth about the situation in Brunei on 4 April. The Secretary General is in contact with the Government of Brunei and is working through Commonwealth channels.</p><p>​The UK encourages all Commonwealth partners to protect and promote the values in the Commonwealth Charter, including its opposition to all forms of discrimination. We have made clear that nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.</p><p>Brunei is one of several Commonwealth countries that imposes corporal and capital punishments. It has now introduced new potential penalties under the Sharia Penal Code.</p><p>We have raised our concerns with the Government of Brunei. We will continue to encourage Brunei to remove corporal and capital punishment from its statutes, to pass laws that decriminalise same-sex relations and protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Z
answering member
4703
label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
answering member 4306
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124990
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading St Helena: Fisheries 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 (a) permitted geographic catch locations and (b) permitted species and catch volumes under licenses sold by the Saint Helena Government to the Argos Fishing Company in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 251370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The sale of commercial fishing licenses<ins class="ministerial">, and conditions within the licenses such as location and target species, are</ins> <del class="ministerial">is</del> the responsibility of the St Helena Government.</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 2019-05-13T16:40:18.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:40:18.173Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-05-14T10:51:05.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:51:05.423Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
117704
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
1129564
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Integrated Activity Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund for the 2019/20 financial year; and which countries will receive support from that Fund. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL16049 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) for the 2019/20 financial year is £20m. The IAF will fund activity in all <del class="ministerial">seven</del> <ins class="ministerial">six </ins>Gulf <ins class="ministerial">Cooperation Council </ins>States including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates<del class="ministerial">,</del> <ins class="ministerial">and </ins>Oman<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">and Yemen.</del></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
123511
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4333
label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
173398
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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 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 he plans to take to encourage the consolidation of developments in religious freedom in Turkey. more like this
tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
uin 220606 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p>We regularly raise the issue of religious freedom in bilateral discussions with the Turkish government. In early January 2015, Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Turkey met with the Head of the Diyanet (Presidency of Religious Affairs in Turkey) to discuss religious freedom. In 2014, we organised a round table with religious groups in Istanbul with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Our embassy in Ankara has regular meetings with religious groups and civil society to discuss strengthening freedom of religion in Turkey. The 2014 European Commission Annual Progress report on Turkey noted the need for comprehensive reform of legislation on freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and application of this legislation, in line with European Court of Human Rights rulings, Council of Europe recommendations and EU standards. We support this assessment and will continue to work closely with Turkey, EU Member States, and with the European institutions, to encourage further reforms, including on religious freedom, that will continue to underpin Turkey’s accession process.</p>
answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-19T16:46:49.657Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T16:46:49.657Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-01-19T16:56:26.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T16:56:26.693Z
answering member
15
label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
previous answer version
39095
answering member constituency Monmouth more like this
answering member printed David T. C. Davies more like this
answering member 1545
tabling member
1388
label Biography information for Lord Dodds of Duncairn more like this
173407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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 Nigeria 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 incidents caused by Boko Haram in Nigeria involved British citizens in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 220630 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
answer text <p>Five British nationals have reported their involvement in incidents caused by Boko Haram. However, we believe that more than 4,000 people were killed last year by Boko Haram, primarily in north-east Nigeria, but also in terrorist attacks throughout the country. The United Nations estimates that more than 1.5 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram’s terrorist activities.</p><p>As reflected in Travel Advice, terrorist groups in Nigeria, including Boko Haram, continue to pose a significant threat to British nationals and British interests in parts of the country. We believe that the terrorist group Ansaru are responsible for the murder of at least nine foreign hostages, including two British nationals in separate incidents in Nigeria in 2012 and in 2013. The UK has made clear our commitment to standing by Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.</p> more like this
answering member constituency East Devon more like this
answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-16T13:22:50.943Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T13:22:50.943Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-01-16T13:53:35.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-16T13:53:35.257Z
answering member
1408
label Biography information for Lord Swire more like this
previous answer version
38835
answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
answering member 1559
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
177160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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 Saudi Arabia 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 20 January 2015, Official Report, column 79, whether he met the Saudi Arabia Deputy Foreign Minister; and with whom he has discussed the case of Raif Badawi. more like this
tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
uin 222907 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
answer text <p>Due to the late King’s ill health at the time, the <del class="ministerial">Deputy</del> <ins class="ministerial">Vice</ins> Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia did not attend the Counter ISIL meeting in London as had been planned. Instead, I raised the case of Raif Badawi with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to London, as the most senior member of the Saudi delegation, at the inaugural meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, on 22 January.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-05T11:13:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T11:13:30.673Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-02-05T13:43:29.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T13:43:29.873Z
answering member
105
label Biography information for Lord Hammond of Runnymede more like this
previous answer version
43055
answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
answering member
105
label Biography information for Lord Hammond of Runnymede more like this
tabling member
632
label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this