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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Troop Deployment: West Africa (20 October 2014)

Thomas Docherty: Last year, the cost that the RAF incurred in supporting the operation in Mali was picked up by an urgent operational requirement, yet an answer last week showed that the cost to RFA Argus had been met by the Department for International Development. Why the difference?

Piracy — Question (16 October 2014)

Lord West of Spithead: ...Abubakar Shekau and ISIL, and now Boko Haram is taking over territory and declaring an Islamic state—then there is the growth of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and the incidents taking place in Chad and Mali and all those countries. There is Ebola in the west and the enhanced flow of drugs from Colombia into west Africa. Some of these are Commonwealth nations, and we as a nation should do...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jeremy Corbyn: ...to get to Lampedusa. Many of those people are victims of wars throughout the region for which we in this House have voted, be it the bombing of Iraq, the bombing of Libya, the intervention in Mali or the earlier intervention in Afghanistan. We need to give a moment’s thought to where the problems come from. The growth of the Taliban came from 1979, when the west decided to support...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014)

Andrew Mitchell: ...All those things make us safer and more secure in this country. It is hugely in our national interest and that is what the development budget is spent on. One example that is worth mentioning is Somalia. Britain intervened to try to do something about the appalling famine that took place there in 2011. By crowding in the regional powers, the different parties in Somalia and the great...

Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security (10 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen O'Brien: .... With the thinnest of resources in our Foreign Office and intelligence services, and without the aid or contribution of the United States, what lessons might we draw from what happened recently in Mali and the Sahel, where early intervention was able to repel al-Qaeda, which has been the closest to our shores most recently? Does that show that we need a unity of approach, and development,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: NATO Summit (8 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen O'Brien: ...United Nations meetings, as he indicated he would, and to use NATO as an example of finding a united way, not least because that is one of the great lessons that we learned from the rapid reaction in Mali, which dealt somewhat successfully with the most recent outbreak of the al-Qaeda threat.

Written Answers — International Development: Africa (5 September 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: .... The UK has provided £25.5 million in humanitarian and development assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis since mid-2013. Across the Sahel region there are ongoing conflicts in Mali, CAR and northern Nigeria which have caused the displacement of thousands of people to the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad, Cameroon and DRC. The UK has provided £103 million...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sahel (30 July 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Al Murabitun, aspire to establish Islamic law in the region and to attack Western interests. Al Murabitun claimed responsibility for killing a French soldier in Mali on 14 July, while terrorists affiliated to AQIM are believed to be responsible for killing 14 members of the Tunisian Security Forces on 16 July. We are committed to working with our...

Written Answers — Defence: Africa (21 July 2014)

Mark Francois: ...Nigerian armed forces’ efforts to locate the Chibok School girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April; Sustaining the training and advisory support we provide to the African Union Mission in Somalia to assist its efforts to combat Al Shabab. We will also continue to assist in the development of a Somali National Army that can protect Somalia’s internal security and...

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes (14 July 2014)

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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 July 2014)

David Cameron: ...that we made of spending 0.7% on overseas aid, which is saving lives all over the world. I would not divorce that from our defence spending, because the money that we spend in places such as Somalia, Mali, Nigeria or, indeed, Pakistan is about reducing the pressures of asylum, immigration and terrorism, making our world safer. That is what our defence budget should be about, and I would...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — North and West Africa (UK Response) (3 July 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Hugh Robertson: ...were left across Libya when Gaddafi fell, and that more arms and ammunition were floating around than when the eastern bloc fell in the late 1980s, which is a worrying statistic. In another excellent speech, the hon. Member for Preston (Mark Hendrick) made some good points about Mali, Nigeria, Libya and others. On Libya, the Prime Minister has just appointed Jonathan Powell, who used to...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Backbench Business — Protecting Children in Conflict (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Simmonds: ...of child protection in peacekeeping responses through UN mandates, both as they are renewed and initial resolutions. Child protection advisers are currently deployed through the UN missions in Mali, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Darfur, Iraq and Afghanistan. The hon. Lady was right to ask...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2014)

Lord King of Bridgwater: ...to see the Islamists coming though? There may be people who could be brought forward to help within the inclusive Government who many have talked about, perhaps under a more inclusive leader than Mr Maliki. However, the idea of keeping the borders and seeing that go forward satisfactorily under a more inclusive Government then hits the Kurdish roadblock. I see that Secretary Kerry, having...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 June 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Ian Lucas: ...on that Committee—which is valuable in explaining an area of Africa that is not focused on enough but is extremely important. The collision of cultures that is taking place across northern Africa, from Somalia to Mali and across Algeria, is of massive importance and linked to the issues we face in Iraq. We must have a collective focus on why people are turning to extremism and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 June 2014)

David Cameron: ...of the people who live in their countries, that they close down the ungoverned space and that they remove the support for the extremists. We must do that not only in Syria, but in Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali, because these problems will come back and hit us at home if we do not.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU Immigration (17 June 2014)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Union still maintains Migrants' Centres in Mali, or elsewhere in Africa, to deal with the needs of people wishing to move to Europe.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (11 June 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...which sexual violence against women and young people is now used almost as an instrument of war. That was reflected in the contribution from the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, who gave specific examples. The noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, in a very powerful speech about events in Somalia, drove home the need for concern. It is absolutely vital that we address and counter this. I think we all...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (4 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Hugh Bayley: ...between our two countries when Tony Blair was Prime Minister, which has been supported by both Prime Ministers since; and the support we gave to France during its recent military operation to protect Mali from being taken over by terrorists. It should remind us, too, of the overwhelming and continuing importance of the transatlantic relationship. Above all, of course, it should remind us...

Written Answers — Justice: Prison Sentences (14 May 2014)

Jeremy Wright: ...0 Kuwait 14 13 Lao Peoples Democratic Republic 1 0 Latvia 204 4 Lebanon 12 8 Liberia 15 7 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 24 24 Lithuania 502 3 Macedonia 3 2 Malawi 7 1 Malaysia 23 2 Mali 3 3 Malta 3 0 Mauritania 5 3 Mauritius 24 8 Mexico 14 0 Moldova 5 0 Mongolia 1 0 Montserrat 3 0 Morocco 60 56 ...

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