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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-05more like thismore than 2020-03-05
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 Cambodia and Vietnam: 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, how many cases in which a UK citizen was a victim of a serious crime in (a) Cambodia and (b) Vietnam did the UK (i) embassy and (i) local consular offices support in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
uin 25663 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">For the last three years the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has provided consular assistance to victims of crime in Cambodia and Vietnam as shown below. The FCO does not distinguish between victims of crimes and victims of serious crimes when recording consular cases.</del></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"> </del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2017</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2018</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2019</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Victim of Crime</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Cambodia</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Vietnam</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Cambodia</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Vietnam</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Cambodia</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Vietnam</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Assault</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Domestic Abuse</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Rape &amp; Sexual Assault</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">6</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Murder/ Manslaughter</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Theft</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">6</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">10</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">29</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">9</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">6</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data regarding consular cases is published monthly on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Consular Data pages of GOV.UK, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-commonwealth-office-consular-data-2019#history</p>
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-16T16:38:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-16T16:38:57.7Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-03-18T17:37:37.21Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-18T17:37:37.21Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
previous answer version
12565
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4120
label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1173203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
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 British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans 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 9 September to Question 284655 on Cayman Islands: Passenger Ships, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on coral reef and other seabed of the Cruise Berthing Facility Project in the Cayman Islands; and what steps he is taking to protect the marine environment of UK Overseas Territories. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 7611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-03more like thismore than 2020-02-03
answer text <p>​The Cruise Berthing Facility Project was raised during Lord Ahmad's visit to the Cayman Islands last year and the Governor maintains a regular dialogue with those on both sides of this debate. Environmental protection is an area of devolved responsibility in Overseas Territories. Cayman law requires that an environmental impact assessment be conducted before a development of this nature proceeds. An updated environmental impact <del class="ministerial">assessment</del> <ins class="ministerial">scoping document </ins>has been submitted to the Environmental Assessment Board for review; once this review is complete a period of public consultation will commence before a final report is issued. Under the Blue Belt programme, United Kingdom funding has been provided to support the Overseas Territories protect and manage their marine environments. The programme is currently on course to protect 4 million square kilometres of ocean around the UKOTs. Further funding was announced in August for FY 2020/21 to continue this important programme.</p>
answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-02-03T14:26:53.783Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-03T14:26:53.783Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-02-10T10:21:03.06Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-10T10:21:03.06Z
answering member
4075
label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
previous answer version
4230
answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
answering member
4075
label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1143229
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 India: Human Rights 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 his Department is taking to help tackle alleged human rights violations of Dalits and tribal people in India. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
tabling member printed
James Frith more like this
uin 284711 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>We engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments and with non-governmental organisations to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission recently met the Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities in July to discuss minority rights.</p><p><del class="ministerial">We also support local NGOs to deliver projects to promote minority rights. In 2015, we funded a project that trained 500 tribal men and women on women’s rights and access to justice. During 2016-2018, we provided legal training for 2,000 Dalit women to combat violence against them, and helped create a network of Dalit Women Human Rights Defenders in four states. This year, we have launched a network of legal experts to empower Dalit communities in Andhra Pradesh and a helpline for victims of persecution to seek support.</del></p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
previous answer version
133169
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4637
label Biography information for James Frith 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
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
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
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
1195329
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-12more like thismore than 2020-05-12
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 Burkina Faso: Terrorism 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 representations they have made to the government of Burkina Faso about protecting civilians displaced by terrorist activity, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Cox more like this
uin HL4332 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-26more like thismore than 2020-05-26
answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the ongoing reports of terrorist violence in Burkina Faso and the tragic consequences for the population. The number of displaced people due to instability continues to rise. As of March 2020, just under 800 000 people were recorded as displaced in Burkina Faso. The UK condemns the violence and is committed to working with all partners, including the G5 Sahel countries, to support those most in need and tackle the long-term drivers of instability in the region. In <del class="ministerial">March</del><ins class="ministerial">February</ins>, the Minister for Africa attended the first meeting of the Sahel Alliance General Assembly and G5 Leaders' Summit, where he reaffirmed the UK's commitment to improved security and increased development in the Sahel. We are also deeply concerned by reports of abuses and violations of human rights in Burkina Faso, including by armed groups and the Burkinabe security forces. We welcome the Government of Burkina Faso's commitment to investigate recent abuses and hold those responsible to account, including following the attack on Malian refugees on 2 May and the deaths of 12 detainees in mid-May.</p><p>The UK is supporting Burkina Faso by providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to those affected by the crisis. Over £23 million of UK humanitarian aid will go to Burkina Faso between 2019 and 2021, including to help tackle food insecurity and treat acute malnutrition.</p><p>We are also funding a number of programmes that help provide access to education in emergencies and support women's sexual and reproductive health. The UK is supporting the security response through non-combat assistance to the French-led counter-terrorism mission Operation BARKHANE, in the form of three CH47 chinook helicopters. The UK is also committed to helping the G5 Sahel Joint Force reach full operational capability - bilateral funding has gone towards the provision of non-lethal military equipment and support for the human rights compliance framework. In response to COVID-19, the UK has committed up to £744 million of UK aid to combat the virus and to reinforce the global effort to find a vaccine. In the Sahel, the UK is seeking to make sure existing programmes adapt to new needs and is working with partners like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to ensure that countries in the region, including Burkina Faso, get the support they need to respond to COVID-19 and manage its impact.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-05-26T15:31:21.373Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-26T15:31:21.373Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-06-08T16:50:33.967Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-08T16:50:33.967Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
previous answer version
23713
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
3364
label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1180608
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-25more like thismore than 2020-02-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya 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 representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the reported occupation of an Ahmadiyya place of worship in District Kusur, Punjab, by anti-Ahmadi extremists, denying Ahmadi Muslims the right to worship. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL1836 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
answer text <p>We are concerned about the occupation of an Ahmadiyya mosque in Kusur District, Punjab. The UK strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs. We engage at a senior level on the mistreatment of religious and ethnic groups, including Pakistanis from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.</p><p>I raised our deep concerns about this incident in Kusur District and the importance of protecting of the Ahmadiyya community, as equal citizens, in a letter to Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr. Shireen Mazari, on <del class="ministerial">28</del> <ins class="ministerial">27 </ins>February.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T15:17:45.547Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T15:17:45.547Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-03-23T11:19:19.587Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-23T11:19:19.587Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
10925
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
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1172759
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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
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 assessment they have made of conditions in detention centres in or near Tripoli, in particular in terms of (1) food, (2) water, and (3) hygiene; and what representations they have made to the government of Libya to improve conditions in such detention centres. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL690 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the conditions faced by migrants and refugees in Libyan detention centres. We continue to urge the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and implement a better functioning migration system that respects human rights. The UK supports the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and for the migrants and refugees within them to be evacuated to safety.</p><p>We have repeatedly called for urgent humanitarian access for the UN and international humanitarian actors, and for all parties to adhere to International Humanitarian Law. The UK provided £1 million to the 2019 UN Flash Appeal, and was the first country to respond to the appeal. In April 2019, the UN released $2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the escalating fighting in Libya, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. The UK was the biggest donor to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2018, providing £<del class="ministerial">114.3</del> <ins class="ministerial">89 </ins>million. As part of our current £75 million migration programme along the Central Mediterranean Route, we have allocated up to £5 million to humanitarian assistance and protection for migrants and refugees in Libya, including targeted healthcare provision.</p><p>These efforts form part of the UK's comprehensive, 'whole-of-route' approach to protecting migrants and refugees who are travelling along the Central Mediterranean Route. This includes humanitarian assistance and protection for migrants and refugees, cracking down on people smuggling, supporting assisted voluntary returns and working intensively to end the conflict in Libya. To this end, the Prime Minister attended the Berlin Conference on 19 January, where attendees agreed to support the current ceasefire and UN-led political talks, and pledged to respect the UN arms embargo. The UK is clear that the human rights situation in Libya can only be improved under the stability of a united and representative government, facilitated by the UN-led political process.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T13:56:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T13:56:09.037Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2020-02-12T17:45:50.917Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-12T17:45:50.917Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
3545
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
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this