They Work For You

Search results for speaker:Alistair Burt at TheyWorkForYou.com
  1. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abdulkareem al-Hawaj (20 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: We are aware of reports of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj's death sentence being upheld. We continue to raise our opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances and in every country, including Saudi Arabia, especially for crimes other than the most serious and for juveniles, in line with the minimum standards set out in the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty of 2008 and the provisions of the...
  2. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Joint Incidents Assessment Team (20 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​The Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) did not issue any reports in July or August. On 12 September, the JIAT issued 15 reports, bringing the total number of reports it has issued to 36. The British Government welcomes the release of these reports which demonstrate the Saudi-led Coalition's continued willingness to conduct thorough, transparent and conclusive investigations into...
  3. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Refugees (20 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Between 2014 and 2016, DFID has provided nearly £8 million to support humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable host communities that support them. Prior to this influx, DFID committed a further £5.9 million to meet the needs of the most vulnerable refugees and the host communities that support them. The UK has been a leader in responding to the crisis –...
  4. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Counter-terrorism (19 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK Government regularly raises a range of issues with Qatar. This includes terrorism and regional conflicts, notably Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Discussions on these topics are conducted at all levels – by our officials in Doha and the UK, and in ministerial meetings – including the Sharaka bilateral forum.
  5. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Saudi Arabia (19 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The transfer of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir is a sovereign matter between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The UK Government has not had any substantive discussions on the matter with the Egyptian Government.
  6. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Young People (19 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​The UK is not currently on the new Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Task Force. The Task Force is made up of 10 members representing the Commonwealth's regions; this includes Malta as the representative for Europe.
  7. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Young People (19 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: In April 2018, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London and Windsor. The summit will involve three days of forums and the two day Heads of Government Meeting. The Commonwealth Youth Forum is a key part of this, providing an opportunity for the young people of the Commonwealth to debate the challenges they face and develop proposals that will be put to decision...
  8. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (19 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK is a global leader in tackling HIV and we are proud to be the second largest international investor in the response. The UK’s recent £1.1billion investment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria makes us the second largest donor during the fifth replenishment period. This support will help provide enough lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy for 1.3million people...
  9. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (18 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Effective use of the UK Aid budget is central to the Department for International Development’s work. All funding is subject to rigorous due diligence checks and we have strict auditing and monitoring controls in place to ensure all funding is used as it should be. Every project is subject to an annual performance review and a project completion review to ensure that the objectives have...
  10. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (15 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Prime Minister has made available £57 million to support those affected by Hurricane Irma which is being delivered through a co-ordinated response, drawing on expertise from across Government. DFID has sent more than 40 metric tonnes of UK aid to the region including thousands of shelter kits and solar lanterns. More supplies will be arriving throughout the month. Our top priority is...
  11. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth: Young People (14 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: DFID’s recently published Economic Development strategy sets out our firm commitment to economic inclusion, and focus on the poorest and most marginalised young people who are routinely excluded and experience multiple barriers including social discrimination, unfair laws and violence. We will work to expand job opportunities for rising youth populations and will do more to help people...
  12. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sustainable Development: Children and Young People (14 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK remains firmly committed to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals both at home and abroad. The SDGs cannot be achieved without a strong focus on children and young people. We are committed to supporting education in particular for the most marginalised. We have stepped up on education in emergencies through our funding of Education Cannot Wait and funded 380,000 teachers through...
  13. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Young People (14 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK is taking a range of steps, from supporting young people in poor and vulnerable households with basic needs, to promoting positive sexual and reproductive health, a cornerstone of adolescent well-being and inclusive economic development. Education is key to improving young people’s lives and economic opportunities – especially for girls. Our priority is to ensure all boys...
  14. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sustainable Development: Young People (14 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: DFID supports the principle of providing young people with a genuine say in shaping a positive future for their countries. This was illustrated most recently at the 2017 Family Planning summit, which had a Youth Panel that helped set the agenda. We are also working directly with 5-18 year olds in the UK through our Development Education programme, investing in a new generation of Global...
  15. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Chemical Weapons (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK Government is deeply concerned at the actions of the North Korean regime, which is subject to stringent UN sanctions. Such transfers to Syria or another country would be very serious. Transfers of chemicals to Syria would be of particular concern given the Syrian regime's record of using chemical weapons. The UN Panel of Experts investigate any potential breaches of UN sanctions...
  16. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: To date, no British Citizens have been charged in the UK with war crimes or genocide in relation to Daesh activities. However a number of convictions have been made in the UK for cases linked to the Syrian conflict and Daesh activities in the region. Furthermore, on 14 August 2017, the Government of Iraq wrote to the UN Secretary General, requesting support to hold Daesh accountable for their...
  17. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians: Schools (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: HMG was very concerned at some of the findings of the IMPACT-SE report and met with IMPACT-SE to discuss them. Our assessment is that IMPACT-SE report was not objective in its findings. We work closely with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education on quality of education issues.
  18. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Young People: Nigeria (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Recently, I witnessed the transformative work DFID is doing in Nigeria, with the Government and the private sector, to build a better future for the largest youth population in Africa. DFID is providing critical healthcare in the early stages of life, educating over 1 million children, and supporting livelihoods, jobs and investment across the country, and has raised the incomes of 1.38...
  19. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Iraq: Kurds (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK Government’s position on the referendum is clear. Unilateral moves towards independence would not be in the interests of the people of Kurdistan Region, of the rest of Iraq or of wider regional stability. Any referendum or political process towards independence must be agreed with the Government of Iraq in Baghdad. We support a stable, democratic and unified Iraq, one that is...
  20. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (13 Sep 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Prime Minister has made available £32million to support those affected by Hurricane Irma and a cross-Government response has been stood up. DFID has sent more than 40 metric tonnes of UKaid to the region including thousands of shelter kits and of solar lanterns. Nine tonnes of food and water have been procured and are being transported to Anguilla. More supplies will be arriving...