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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories: Homosexuality (20 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: We are pleased that the British Antarctic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, the Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands have all taken steps to recognise and enable same-sex marriage. The Domestic Partnership Act passed in Bermuda in February 2018, removed the right to marry but...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cayman Islands: Politics and Government (20 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: We are pleased that the British Antarctic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, the Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands have all taken steps to recognise and enable same-sex marriage. The Domestic Partnership Act passed in Bermuda in February 2018, removed the right to marry but...

Council of Europe — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Gedling (Vernon Coaker), as I think we all are, for securing the debate and launching it with such an excellent speech. I hope that I will not embarrass him too much if I say that I think it is the best speech I have ever heard in Westminster Hall. His enthusiasm is infectious. I welcome this opportunity to put on the record my appreciation not just of...

Council of Europe — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: Perhaps I can put the hon. Lady’s mind, and that of the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion), at rest by confirming that our assessment is that we are now compliant to ratify the convention. We laid the means of doing so before Parliament last week, on 12 April, so the hon. Member for Rotherham can dance a little jig of joy.

Council of Europe — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: He’s getting there!

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Christianity (18 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​We are closely following developments in Afrin in north-western Syria, and the Foreign Secretary and other Ministers are in regular contact with their Turkish counterparts. We have called for the protection of civilians. While recognising Turkey's legitimate interest in the security of its borders, it remains in our shared interest to focus on achieving a political settlement that ends...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Uzbekistan: Religious Freedom (17 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​Our Embassy in Tashkent regularly raises human rights issues, including individual cases, with the Uzbek authorities, and plays an active and visible part in human rights activities in Uzbekistan. We welcome the Uzbek government's commitment to review legislation on the registration of religious organisations and to adopt an action plan to implement the UNSR's recommendations,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Falkland Islands: Premier Oil (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: Policy on hydrocarbons development in Falklands waters is a matter for the Falkland Islands Government. Companies drilling in Falkland Islands waters are governed by the regulatory regime administered by the Falkland Islands Government. The Falkland Islands Government will therefore carry out an assessment of the adequacy of the environmental mitigation measures, once submitted by Premier...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Unmanned Air Vehicles (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: The British Government has not held any recent discussions with the US Government on the maintenance of the Presidential Policy Guidance on approving direct action against terrorist targets issued in 2013.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Election Observers (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​Staff from our Embassy in Bogota took part in some monitoring during Congressional elections on 11 March, and will observe Presidential elections in May.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mexico: Election Observers (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​​We are not sending a formal observers mission to Mexico for the elections. However, officials at our Embassy in Mexico City have attended briefings on the electoral process presented by the National Electoral Institute and by the Electoral Tribunal, and will also informally observe the elections as accredited visitors.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brazil: Election Observers (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no plans to send observers to monitor the Brazilian election.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council- 16 April 2018 (16 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 16 April. The Foreign Affairs Council will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HRVP), Federica Mogherini. The meeting will be held in Luxembourg. The FAC will discuss current affairs,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chechnya: Homophobia (3 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: The UK remains deeply concerned by the ongoing persecution of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya. We and our partners will continue to urge Russia to follow through with their commitment to investigate these abuses and hold those responsible to account. We also call on Russia to uphold its international commitments and protect all its citizens from persecution.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nuclear Weapons (3 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​The Government has had a number of exchanges with Russia on nuclear and missile issues over recent months. For instance, senior officials from the UK, US, Russia, China and France – the P5 – met in October 2017 as part of a continuing dialogue on strategic stability and nuclear doctrines.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality (3 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: Our hospitality expenditure over the last 5 years is set out below. As the majority of our expenditure is overseas this is affected by variations in exchange rates. 2012-13 £9,096,057.53 2013-14 £9,010,820.18 2014-15 £8,177,552.36 2015-16 £7,984,424.09 2016-17 £9,386,848.70

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Martin Selmayr (3 Apr 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​There was no such correspondence.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Balkans: LGBT People (29 Mar 2018)

Alan Duncan: The Government is working closely with our European partners and with civil society on a Summit agenda for London that will help foster regional security, economic and political cooperation. The Summit Team have met LGBT activists from the region (organised by Stonewall) as part of our engagement with civil society on the Summit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories: Companies (29 Mar 2018)

Alan Duncan: The review of the implementation of the arrangements with the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is almost completed and will be published in the near future.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: SCL Group (29 Mar 2018)

Alan Duncan: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and its agencies have not entered into any contracts with SCL group since 2009. The FCO held one contract with SCL group in 2008-2009.​


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