Results 1–20 of 5925 for speaker:Alan Duncan

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ilois: Resettlement (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: Like successive Governments before it, the Government expresses its sincere regret about the manner in which Chagossians were removed from BIOT in the 1960s and 1970s. For the reasons set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 November 2016, the Government does not intend to reverse its decision against resettlement. In light of that decision, the Government has not reconsidered the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Carers (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Carers Charter sets out the FCO's policies that can help staff who have a caring responsibility balance their work and caring commitments. The FCO supports the Charity for Civil Servants' Carer's Passport initiative. The FCO is supported in this area by the Diplomatic Staff Families Association Carers Network, which is a place where staff can...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Idil Eser (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​We have made frequent representations to the Turkish government about the case of Idil Eser and other human rights defenders at the highest possible level. The Prime Minister did so most recently when she met her Turkish counterpart on 27 November 2017. The Foreign Secretary and I have also raised the issue. We continue to urge Turkey to ensure that all citizens receive appropriate and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Uzbekistan: Religious Freedom (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​In October 2017 Dr Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, spent two weeks in Uzbekistan. He was received by the government, travelled to the regions, met religious groups, civil society and visited Jaslyk prison. We agree with his initial report which recognised Uzbekistan's relatively tolerant approach to the major religions and acknowledged the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: Holding answer received on 18 January 2018 The UK and Overseas Territory Governments share a responsibility to the British citizens living in those territories to help enable them to lead secure, stable and more prosperous lives. The UK will remain party to the European Development Fund (EDF) until the closure of the 11th EDF, and we expect to confirm the arrangements for preserving...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: Foreign Relations (19 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: The Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, on 16 January. The Foreign Secretary and I have regular conversations with our Turkish counterparts in which we discuss the full range of our shared security, prosperity and consular priorities including the rule of law and human rights situation in Turkey, counter terrorism and regional security, and bilateral trade.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Greek Islands: Refugees (18 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: Greek Government figures for the capacity and actual number of migrants in camps on the five Greek islands in question as of 11 January can be summarised as follows: Island Capacity Latest population Chios 894 1676 Kos 772 668 Leros 880 617 Lesvos 2330 5492 Samos 700 2572 We are concerned about the overcrowded conditions in many of the camps. This is partly as a...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council: 22 January (18 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: I will attend the Foreign Affairs Council on 22 January. 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 Brussels. The agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) is expected to include a breakfast with the President of the European Investment...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diego Garcia: Military Bases (16 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: The Department for International Development commissioned an assessment of climate change and its likely impact on the Overseas Territories, including the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), in 2015. An inception report was completed in October 2015 and is available online. Sea level rise and coastal erosion are considered to be the most significant potential climate change risks to BIOT....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave (16 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: The cost to the FCO as a result of sickness absence by UK-based staff in 2017 was £1,445,822. This represents less than 1% of the total paybill for UK-based staff. ​

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies: EU Countries (16 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: The UK has Embassies in all EU Member States and currently has 19 Consulates, Consulates-General and Vice-Consulates across EU Member States – 1 in Croatia, 2 in France, 2 in Germany, 4 in Greece, 1 in Italy, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Portugal and 7 in Spain. This figure does not include our Honorary Consulates in Europe.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 11 December 2017 (16 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: I attended the Foreign Affairs Council on 11 December, which was followed by a FAC (Development). The Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HRVP), Federica Mogherini. The meeting was held in Brussels. Ministers met the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in the margins of the Council. The meeting was an...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Equal Pay (15 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​ The pay gap data for the FCO for median, mean and bonus pay by grade is: Grade CS Grade Mean ordinary pay Median ordinary pay A1 AA 0.9% 0.0% A2 AO 1.7% 1.3% B3 EO 0.2% -1.7% C4 HEO 2.4% 0.9% C5 SEO 6.9% 3.6% D6 G7 2.4% 0.0% D7 G6 3.2% 0.4% SMS1 SCS1 2.6% -0.3% SMS2 SCS2 0.8% 2.0% SMS3 SCS2 1.4% 2.3% Grade CS...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Peace Negotiations (15 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: We supported the temporary ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN) announced in September and provided techincal support to the Colombian Government's negotiating team. The ceasefire ended on 9 January. We condem the subsequent attacks carried out by the ELN against civilian and military targets on 10 January. The UN Security Council has called for both sides to prevent a return to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Immigration: Hungary and Poland (15 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: UK Ministers continue to engage with all our partners within the EU and beyond in the interests of achieving safe, orderly and properly managed migration.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Nuclear Weapons (15 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ​The Government has close and regular dialogue with the US Administration on all aspects of nuclear and arms control policy. In early 2017, President Trump announced that the US would conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The US has sought views from the UK and other Allies as part of the process. The Review has not yet concluded.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies (12 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: We do not anticipate any requirement to open additional embassies or consulates as a result of EU Exit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave (12 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: From 1 January to 31 December​ 2017, 48 members of FCO UK-based staff recorded stress as a reason for sickness absence. This equates to 1% of the total UK-based headcount figure as of 31 December 2017 (4,521); and to 9.5% of the total recorded sickness absence in 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sick Leave (12 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: From 1 January to 31 December 2017, a total of 1,389 days of sickness absence were recorded by FCO UK-based staff for reasons related to stress. This equates to an average of 0.31 days per person in 2017.​

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Human Rights (12 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: We encourage the Colombian Government to invite the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to visit Colombia. At the request of the Colombian Government, the UK led negotiations which resulted in UNSC resolution 2377. The resolution establishes the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia to monitor and verify the implementation of the Peace Agreement with the FARC. I support the...


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