Alistair Burt

Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

North East Bedfordshire Conservative

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Alistair Burt

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

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  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Religious Freedom 27 Jun 2017

    ​As far as we are aware there have been no such discussions in recent times. The British Government is clear, however, that discrimination on the basis of faith is a violation of universal human rights. The right not to be discriminated against by the state extends to the provision of marriage.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements 27 Jun 2017

    On 31 March the Foreign Secretary issued a statement condemning the Israeli government’s decision to found this new settlement deep in the West Bank. I discussed the issue of settlements, including "Amichai" with the Israeli ambassador on 22 June. Our ambassador in Tel Aviv also expressed our grave concerns to the Israeli authorities on 31 March over this settlement.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Khaled Nazzal 27 Jun 2017

    We have not had any discussions on this specific issue with the Palestinian Authority (PA). A UK delegation led by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under-Secretary did raise the issue of incitement with the PA on 21 June. The UK continues to urge the Palestinian leadership to avoid engaging in, or encouraging, any type of action and language that makes it more difficult to...

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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Bury North

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Topics of interest

Alistair Burt campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Yarl's Wood
  • Departmental Correspondence
  • Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
  • Asylum Seekers

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (since 13 Jun 2017)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (since 13 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (8 May 2015 to 13 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (20 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (10 May 2005 to 20 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (18 Nov 2002 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, International Development Committee (1 Jan 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (14 Apr 1992 to 6 Jul 1995)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Biggleswade Conservative Club
Address of donor: St Andrews Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8BA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,650

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 31 March 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £3,250

Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain

Dates of visit: 9-11 December 2016

Purpose of visit: To participate in the IISS Manama Dialogue.

(Registered 10 January 2017)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE)
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004 VIC Australia

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, food, other travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,000

Destination of visit: Israel

Dates of visit: 16-19 December 2016

Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference.

(Registered 20 January 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a total value of £3,500

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 1-7 April 2017

Purpose of visit: As part of the UAE APPG, to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 25 April 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Eve Burt, as Office Manager.

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