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Written Answers — Wales: Broadcasting (11 Nov 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the future of broadcasting in Wales.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Copyright: Internet (18 May 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will bring forward legislative proposals to replace self-regulation in respect of digital content and copyright into a statutory system; (2) what recent discussions he has had with internet service providers on measures to reduce levels of copyright theft and infringement; (3) what discussions he has had with the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations (23 Mar 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) Health and Safety Executive and (b) Nuclear Installations Inspectorate staff work (i) full-time and (ii) part-time on the generic design assessment (GDA) of new power station designs; and how many such staff he expects to work on the GDA in each of the next three years.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Nuclear Power Stations (11 Mar 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what factors underlie the length of time scheduled for generic design assessment work on the three nuclear reactor designs identified as suitable for construction in the UK; (2) if he will estimate the additional (a) staff and (b) resources required to enable the Health and Safety Executive and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Nuclear Power Stations (11 Mar 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on generic design assessment work proceeding on the (a) AP100, (b) economic simplified boiling water and (c) UK EPR designs for nuclear reactors; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Visas: Iraq (9 Mar 2009)

Kim Howells: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities there are to issue visas at the UK consulate in Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Diego Garcia: Detainees (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: We have received allegations relating to detainees being held on US naval vessels, including the USS Peleliu, from human rights non-governmental organisations. We have asked the US to clarify their position on detainees being held on ships and to verify previous assurances that detainees had never been held on ships in the territorial waters of Diego Garcia. The US confirmed to us that no...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Diego Garcia: Detainees (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: Further to my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary's letter to US Secretary of State Rice relating to the two renditions through Diego Garcia in 2002, the US have informed us that: there have been no other instances in which US intelligence flights landed in the UK, our overseas territories or the Crown dependencies, with a detainee on board since 11 September 2001; no detainees have been...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran: Detainees (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: We remain very concerned about the overall treatment of Iran's Baha'i community and, in particular, the continued detention without charge of seven members of their informal leadership since May. We have consistently voiced our concern about this and urged the Iranian government to release them unconditionally. Following a UK recommendation, the EU issued a public statement on 21 May...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran: Detainees (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: We continue to have concerns about the treatment of Christians in Iran. In recent months we have received a number of reports about detentions of individuals who have converted from Islam to Christianity, including Mahmoud Matin-Azad and Arash Basirat, who were arrested in May and subsequently charged with apostasy. With strong UK support, the EU issued a public declaration on 26 September...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mauritania: Peace Negotiations (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: On 6 August I made the following statement on the situation in Mauritania: "The UK is following the situation in Mauritania closely and is concerned by reports of a military coup. We condemn any attempt to seize power by force and call on all parties to ensure respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law and to safeguard the well-being of their own citizens and foreign nationals...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mauritania: Peace Negotiations (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: On 6 August I made the following statement on the situation in Mauritania: "The UK is following the situation in Mauritania closely and is concerned by reports of a military coup. We condemn any attempt to seize power by force and call on all parties to ensure respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law and to safeguard the well-being of their own citizens and foreign nationals...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: Fisheries (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 10 September 2008 Morocco, as the de facto administering power in the Western Sahara, has an obligation under international law to ensure that economic activities carried out under its administration in the territory do not adversely affect the interests of the people of the Western Sahara. This includes revenues from the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement 2006. Trawlers from the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: Fisheries (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 10 September 2008 The EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement was agreed in 2006 and sets out the terms for which UK and other European fishing vessels may fish in the waters off the coast of Western Sahara. The agreement does not prejudice the issue of the status of Western Sahara, which the UK regards as undetermined pending UN efforts to find a resolution. Nor does the agreement...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: Human Rights (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 10 September 2008 The UK welcomes closer co-operation between the EU and Morocco, including the proposal for an Advanced Status Agreement currently under discussion between EU member states, the European Commission and Morocco. These discussions cover a range of issues, including human rights. Human rights will also remain part of the political dialogue between the EU and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Morocco: Western Sahara (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: There are no provisions in the current Association Agreement that provide for special arrangements for goods originating from Western Sahara. However, the Government maintains the position that the Government of Morocco, as the de facto administering power of Western Sahara, is obliged under international law to ensure that economic activities carried out under their administration do not...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 17 September 2008 The UK will work intensively with international partners before, at and after the 2009 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee to identify areas of convergence that can form the basis of a successful outcome to the 2010 NPT Review Conference. In particular we will submit proposals to strengthen the NPT in all its aspects, promoting zero...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 17 September 2008 We assess that the decision by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to allow an exemption for India to the NSG guidelines will not have any effect on the operation of article II of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Article II prohibits the transfer of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices; the NSG exemption for India does not allow for such...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: holding answer 17 September 2008 Universalisation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a long-standing UK objective. The UK regularly calls on India to accede to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state. This is a message we convey both publicly and privately.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Pakistan: Christianity (6 Oct 2008)

Kim Howells: Our High Commission in Islamabad followed the judicial process of the case of the two Christian sisters Anila and Saba closely through local human rights organisations. Following a hearing at the Lahore High Court on 9 September, Anila was returned to the custody of her parents since she is a minor. However, on the evidence of a medical board, Saba was found to be aged between and 15 and 17...


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