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Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee (26 Oct 2017)

EU External Affairs Sub-Committee: Brexit: sanctions policy. 10:00 am; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 11:00 AM) Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister for Europe and the Americas, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Counter-terrorism (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: We have taken significant steps to implement our international counter-terrorism strategy. We have deployed an increase in staff across the globe during the course of the last two years, boosting our existing efforts, including in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. This increase has helped us to work with our international partners on priorities such as tackling...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is aware of media reports that Sally Jones and her son, Joe Dixon, were killed in a drone strike in Syria in June. The FCO does not comment on security matters.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is aware of media reports that Sally Jones and her son, Joe Dixon, were killed in a drone strike in Syria in June. The FCO does not comment on security matters.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Peace Negotiations (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: Colombia has had an historic year. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has laid down its arms and the peace deal brought an end to the longest conflict in the western hemisphere. We recognise the challenges facing the implementation of the deal and the UK continues to work closely with Colombia to help ensure long-term, sustainable peace and prosperity.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Antarctic (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Government's priorities are: maintaining the integrity of the Antarctic Treaty, which designates the continent as a region reserved for peace and science, and maintaining the UK’s leading role within that system; protecting UK sovereign interests and the level of British presence in the British Antarctic Territory; supporting the British Antarctic Survey in delivering world class...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Antarctic: Nature Conservation (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: As is always the case, the UK has a strong contingent at the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. This is in order to push for increased protection of the Southern Ocean and to protect UK sovereign interests in the South Atlantic. The delegation comprises three Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials but also includes representatives of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nuclear Disarmament (20 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Government continues to work to deliver the Strategic Defence and Security Review commitment to reduce our stockpile of nuclear weapons to no more than 180 warheads by the mid 2020s. Progress on global nuclear disarmament also requires building the mutual trust between states, addressing the security concerns that continue to make nuclear deterrence necessary and putting into place the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Counter-terrorism (19 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: It is the longstanding policy of successive British Governments not to comment on intelligence matters.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: North Korea (19 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Foreign Secretary speaks regularly to US Secretary of State Tillerson about the situation in North Korea. We are working with the US and our partners in the region to bring this crisis to a diplomatic end.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law (18 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. The Government is still making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working with the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure we make the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Police (18 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: Recent events in Tumaco are deeply worrying. I, therefore welcome the investigation announced by President Santos. Our Embassy in Bogota is in contact with the Colombian authorities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia: Violence (18 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: The Prime Minister discussed the situation in Catalonia with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, on 17 October and expressed the UK’s support for the rule of law and respect for the Spanish constitution. This followed a meeting between the Spanish Ambassador, Carlos Bastarreche, and I on 11 October, after which I released a public statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Telephone Services (18 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: No 0345 telephone numbers have been used by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2010.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (18 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: We have no plan to review our decision.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus (17 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: Following the collapse of the Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana in Switzerland in July, there has inevitably been a pause in any further negotiations. We are encouraging all parties to reflect on any steps that they might now take towards constructive future talks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus (17 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: Like the hon. Gentleman, we all share the disappointment at the collapse of the talks. As he rightly says, they were as close as they have ever been, perhaps for decades, to reaching a settlement. Getting a unified Cyprus is the principal objective of the talks, in which human rights will of course play their proper part.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus (17 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: Along with the UN, we remain flexible as a facilitator to try to bring about a unified Cyprus. However, our sovereign base areas will, of course, remain. They are not subject to negotiation, except in terms of some territory that we might cede, if that were to help.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia (17 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: I discussed Catalonia with the Spanish ambassador to the UK on 11 October. Our embassy in Madrid regularly discusses the issue with the Spanish Government. We also routinely engage with the Catalan regional Government on matters that fall properly within their competence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catalonia (17 Oct 2017)

Alan Duncan: It is the rule of law that needs to govern the decision affecting the future of Catalonia. We fully defend the rule of law and actively assert that this can take place only within the proper workings of the Spanish constitution.


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