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  1. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Overseas Aid (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: In financial year 2016-17, £1.52 million was spent on UK expertise to Bahraini-led reform: This was financed from HMG's Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF). We expect a similar amount to be spent in financial year 2017-18. This funding will come from the Global Britain Fund and the Integrated Activity Fund.
  2. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinians: Foreign Relations (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The answer to PQ 113243 was a formal statement of the Government's policy in standard terms. That policy self-evidently includes supporting the Palestinian Authority to lay the foundations for a safe and secure Palestinian state. In line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 (1967) the UK has always supported the right of all parties in the region to a just and lasting peace,...
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Overseas Trade (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: In November 2016, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Trade, and HM Treasury published guidance for conducting business in Iran. This provides information on political risks, economic risks, sanctions and regulation compliance, amongst others. This can be found online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-business-wi th-iran
  4. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Gaza (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Our Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly raises the issue of restrictions on Gaza with Israeli authorities, stressing their effect on Gaza’s economic development, and urging Israel to go further in easing movement and access restrictions. The Foreign Secretary most recently raised the situation in Gaza during his visit to Israel in March. I went to Gaza in August and raised the matter with...
  5. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya: Slavery (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK is determined to eliminate the scourge of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. The UK regularly raises with the Libyan Government the need for wider respect for human rights and accountability across the country. During his visit to Libya in August the Foreign Secretary raised with Prime Minister Serraj the importance of offering humanitarian support to migrants and the...
  6. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Terrorism (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.
  7. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Terrorism (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.
  8. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have reiterrated our position on this matter to the Israeli authorities. The UK’s long-standing position on the status of Jerusalem is clear: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states. In line with relevant...
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: As the Prime Minister said in her statement of 6 December, we disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement. We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region. We call on all parties to work together to maintain calm.
  10. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Prime Minister has made clear the UK's position on President Trump's announcement to recognise Jersualem as the capital of Israel. While we disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement, we note the importance of President Trump's clear acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem,...
  11. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Cooperatives and Social Enterprises (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Under the current Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rules the three hurricane affected Overseas Territories, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands, are not eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) due to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita being above the ODA...
  12. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Students (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: There is a growing body of evidence that suggest that good quality Higher Education (HE) can make vital contributions to economic growth by developing the business leaders who create jobs and the skilled workforce needed to fill these. In addition, HE plays a key role in developing future leaders who can think critically, solve development problems and drive peace, stability and good...
  13. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Refugees (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK is providing approximately £4.1 million in essential humanitarian and health assistance, including for displaced people, in Kachin and Northern Shan states in financial year 2017-18.
  14. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK has committed £400 million from 2013 to 2019 to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The final UK disbursement to the Initiative is scheduled for September 2019. These funds will be used as part of the final global push to eradicate polio. This information can be found on the Development Tracker- https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/
  15. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Rohingya (11 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The Government of Burma has not informed the UK Government that aid agencies using the word Rohingya will face access restrictions. The UK remains deeply concerned by all operating restrictions facing aid agencies and continues to press for unfettered access to all communities in Rakhine State. We have provided £1 million to the Red Cross Movement and £2 million to the World Food...
  16. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (8 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: The UK is not involved in counter-terrorism operations within Yemen. Any enquiries relating to US counter-terrorism activities should be redirected to the US authorities.
  17. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Trials (8 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​We have raised this issue with the Bahraini authorities. We continue to encourage Bahrain to live up to its international and domestic human rights obligations.
  18. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kurds: Foreign Relations (8 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: ​The British Consulate General in Erbil has not changed its name. Its Facebook page was recently changed from a monolingual (English) to a bilingual (English and Kurdish) version. Subsequently, the Kurdish name on the site was shortened as the previous title exceeded the maximum allowed characters in Kurdish. The British Consulate General in Erbil has informed local media and officials...
  19. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Rohingya (8 Dec 2017)

    Alistair Burt: Our assessment of UN World Food Programme rations in Bangladesh is that they provide essential life-saving support to refugee households. Women, girls and other vulnerable groups are given priority at food distribution sites and are assisted with porters to carry heavy food rations home. Larger families receive larger family ration sizes. WFP also runs an e-voucher programme which is...