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  1. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kamal Foroughi (26 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Foreign Secretary last raised Mr Foroughi's case when he met Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in February. I raised our concerns regarding treatment of dual nationals detained in Iran with the Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr Ravanchi, on 21 June and in my meeting with the Iranian Ambassador on 6 July. The Government will continue to raise our concerns with the Iranian Government at every...
  2. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Equality (26 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Government believes that the Commonwealth is an enormous force for good around the world, through its promotion of freedom, democracy, human rights, development and prosperity. The Commonwealth Summit, which the UK will host in April 2018, will encourage all Commonwealth members to uphold the Charter's commitment to oppose all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race,...
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (26 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Foreign Secretary raised the cases of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi when he last met his Iranian counterpart in February. I raised this matter with Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Ravanchi on 21 June and in my meeting with the Iranian Ambassador on 6 July. We have repeatedly requested consular access so that we may be assured of the detainees' welfare and their access to any...
  4. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maryam Rajavi (26 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: It is for each individual EU Member State to answer this question, not the responsibility of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  5. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (25 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: As is the practice of previous governments we do not comment on matters of national security.
  6. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Politics and Government (25 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: We are aware of such reports. We are encouraging all sides to address ongoing tensions in the region, and to get firmly behind Kuwait's mediation efforts.
  7. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Islamic State (25 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​As is the practice of previous governments we do not comment on matters of national security.
  8. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Counter-terrorism (25 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Foreign Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Staff discussed these issues with their Egyptian counterparts during recent visits. We are committed to eradicating the scourge of terrorism from our countries and continue to work closely with the Egyptian authorities on security and counter-terrorism. UK Government Ministers have sent consistent messages of solidarity to the Egyptian people...
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Terrorism (24 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​As is the practice of previous governments we do not comment on matters of national security.
  10. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​We welcome the agreement on 15 June of a Presidential Statement, sponsored by the UK as penholder, which called upon the parties to the conflict to agree the modalities for a ceasefire, take steps to address the humanitarian crisis, and restart political talks. We are now working urgently with our international and regional partners to ensure that the Security Council's words are...
  11. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Oman: Treaties (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​The UK is not a signatory to any treaty which would require the UK to intervene on behalf of Oman, in the event that Oman is attacked by a third country or countries. We have a strong historic and current defence and security relationship with Oman, which remains an important ally and friend.
  12. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Israel: Palestinians (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK assesses that people-to-people programmes are important to improve inter-community understanding and help build the necessary environment for a just and peaceful solution, as recognised in the report. The UK will be providing up to £3 million over three years to fund a people-to-people programme to help Israelis and Palestinians work together to achieve improvements in their lives...
  13. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Development Aid (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: DFID is taking major steps to tackle the barriers to economic development. In January the Secretary of State launched DFID’s Economic Development Strategy which sets out how the UK is stimulating growth that transforms economies and how we are helping the poorest countries to attract investment, trade more, and create millions of jobs. This will help create prosperous economies that...
  14. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Malaria (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Our assessment is that insecticide and drug resistance pose a real threat to the recent progress seen on malaria. This is why DFID is a leading global funder of efforts to tackle malaria, through research funding, bilateral treatment and control programmes and our funding to multilateral institutions such as the Global Fund. This support includes developing new drugs and new insecticides, in...
  15. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Abortion (20 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: By helping the world’s poorest women access modern contraception, we will prevent an estimated 6 million unintended pregnancies and 3 million abortions on average each year. Family planning reduces, but on its own does not eliminate, the backstreet abortions that kill women. So, where this is not against local law, the UK will consider supporting access to safe abortion in the...
  16. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: USA (19 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: We have not made representations to the US Government on the level of their assistance to Tunisia. UK support to Tunisia has risen to £10 million for this year.
  17. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment (19 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​The Saudi Arabian Government is well aware of our views on the use of the death penalty, which we make known both privately and publicly. The British Government raises its concerns on the death penalty and other human rights issues at Ministerial and official level.
  18. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements: Overseas Trade (19 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​We routinely update our guidance to British businesses on the Overseas Business Risk website. Our guidance about Israel was last refreshed in September 2016.
  19. British Prisoners in Iran (18 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. May I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) on securing this debate? I thank all Members who have spoken—principally my hon. Friends the Members for Henley (John Howell), for North East Hampshire (Mr Jayawardena) and for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) and the hon. Member...
  20. British Prisoners in Iran (18 Jul 2017)

    Alistair Burt: No, because I want to leave time for the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn to speak at the end. I cannot possibly answer all the questions raised. All colleagues who have a question on the table will get an answer by letter, but I want to address as much as possible of what the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn said. I want to assure all colleagues that we are doing everything we can...