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1699273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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: World Food Programme 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 World Food Programme's ability to scale up its humanitarian operation in Gaza. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
uin HL3651 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-16more like thismore than 2024-04-16
answer text <p>We continue to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).</p><p>On 20 March, the Foreign Secretary announced that the UK has funded WFP to provide 2,000 tons of food aid, enough to feed 275,000 people in Gaza. This is our largest delivery of aid to Gaza during the current crisis.</p><p>We remain committed to getting humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza who desperately need it, including through UN agencies and British charities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-16T14:46:44.91Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-16T14:46:44.91Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
56
label Biography information for Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
1699295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 Ministers: Visits Abroad 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 whether any foreign country has paid for the flights or accommodation of any Minister visiting that country in the past two years; and if so, who the Ministers were, what were the reasons for their visits, which country was visited, and the cost of (1) the flights, and (2) the accommodation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL3692 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-19more like thismore than 2024-04-19
answer text <p>Cross-Whitehall data on flights and accommodation of any Minister visiting foreign countries is not centrally held by the FCDO and complying with this request would incur a disproportionate cost to the department.</p><p>However, information relating to overseas travel by Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Ministers is published on GOV.UK, including costs of travel, and on other costs (visas, accommodation, meals).</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-19T13:39:09.637Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-19T13:39:09.637Z
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
1699304
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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: Sexual Offences 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 allegations of rape of Israeli women by members of Hamas in its attack on 7 October 2023, and the implications for international law. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Turnberg more like this
uin HL3701 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>Reports of sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas on 7 October 2023 detail abhorrent acts of violence against Israeli women and girls. The UK stands in solidarity with all of the victims and survivors.</p><p>We condemn sexual violence unequivocally and without exception. These reports must be fully investigated to ensure justice for survivors and victims.</p><p>The international community should be clear in condemning sexual violence wherever it occurs, including in Israel.</p><p>Conflict-related sexual violence is an abuse of human rights and when perpetrated in the context of an armed conflict, can constitute a violation of international humanitarian law such as a war crime.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-15T11:05:14.267Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:05:14.267Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2537
label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
1699305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 assessment they have made of reports that Hamas is seeking to prevent airdrops of aid provided by the UK and others. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Turnberg more like this
uin HL3702 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>We continue to carry out air drops, including most recently on 9 April. We are using the A400M, a highly capable tactical and strategic airlift platform, with drop zones surveyed before and during the airdrop to ensure aid is delivered safely to civilians.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-12T09:45:13.257Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T09:45:13.257Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2537
label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
1699306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 whether they have any evidence that Hamas is diverting aid meant for Gazan civilians for its own use. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Turnberg more like this
uin HL3703 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>All UK aid undergoes rigorous oversight. Our programmes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories operate with enhanced sensitivity with additional safeguards to protect against any possibility of aid diversion. They include measures to verify and map downstream partners, non-payment of local taxes and enhanced due-diligence processes. We constantly review the due-diligence assessments in place with all partners involved in delivering aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. No funding goes to Hamas and we have no information to indicate that UK aid sent to Gaza over the last five years has been used for unintended purposes.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-12T09:43:18.617Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T09:43:18.617Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2537
label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
1699307
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 Israel Defense Forces: British Nationals Abroad 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 British nationals travelling to Israel to fight in the Israel Defence Forces. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Warsi more like this
uin HL3704 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.</p><p>With respect to the current conflict in Gaza, Section 4 of the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 makes it an offence for a British subject to enlist in the military of a foreign state at war with another foreign state with which the UK is at peace. That prohibition does not extend, however, to enlistment in a foreign government's forces which are engaged in a civil war or combating terrorism or internal uprisings. The Occupied Palestinian Territories are not currently recognised as a state by the UK. The 1870 Act therefore does not apply in this instance.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-12T09:41:39.317Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T09:41:39.317Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3839
label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
1699308
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 Israel Defense Forces: British Nationals Abroad 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 how many British or dual British nationals are currently serving in the Israel Defence Forces. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Warsi more like this
uin HL3705 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>We are aware of reports of UK citizens travelling to fight for the Israel Defence Force (IDF), but the Government does not estimate the numbers of those who have done so.</p><p>The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-12T13:10:29.55Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T13:10:29.55Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3839
label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
1699309
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 Israel Defense Forces: British Nationals Abroad 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 arrangements are in place to engage with British nationals returning to the UK after serving in the Israel Defence Forces to ascertain whether they have been involved in any breaches to the Geneva Convention. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Warsi more like this
uin HL3706 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.</p><p>Anyone who travels to conflict zones to engage in unlawful activity should expect to be investigated upon their return to the UK. Decisions on prosecutions are taken independently by the police and Crown Prosecution Service on a case-by-case basis.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
grouped question UIN HL3707 more like this
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less than 2024-04-12T12:26:27.113Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T12:26:27.113Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3839
label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
1699310
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
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 Israel Defense Forces: British Nationals Abroad 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 any risk posed to national security and national cohesion of returning British nationals who have served in the Israel Defence Forces. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Warsi more like this
uin HL3707 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>The UK recognises the right of British nationals with more than one nationality to serve in the legitimately recognised armed forces of their additional nationalities. This includes the Israel Defence Force.</p><p>Anyone who travels to conflict zones to engage in unlawful activity should expect to be investigated upon their return to the UK. Decisions on prosecutions are taken independently by the police and Crown Prosecution Service on a case-by-case basis.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
grouped question UIN HL3706 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-12T12:26:27.06Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T12:26:27.06Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3839
label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
1699240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Religious Freedom 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 to facilitate engagement and meetings between faith communities and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion and Belief. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
uin HL3630 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-12more like thismore than 2024-04-12
answer text <p>Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities. I and the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fiona Bruce MP, regularly meets with members of different faith communities to discuss freedom of religion or belief around the world. She also attends each meeting of the UK FoRB Forum, which brings together around 80 civil society groups working on the issue. Over the last year, she has hosted a series of round table meetings focussing on different countries of concern, at which various faith groups have been well represented.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-04-12T09:40:36.67Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-12T09:40:36.67Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4130
label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this