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Written Answers — International Development: Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons (18 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of camps established by the Sri Lankan Government for Tamil people displaced by the conflict in northern Sri Lanka; and what recent estimate he has made of the number of people (a) in such camps and (b) whose deaths are attributable to conditions in such camps.

Written Answers — International Development: Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons (18 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the compatibility with international standards of the humanitarian conditions of the camps established by the Sri Lankan government for Tamil people displaced by the conflict in the north of Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — International Development: Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons (18 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanisms are in place to ensure that humanitarian aid from his Department to assist Tamil people displaced by the conflict in the north of Sri Lanka is not misappropriated; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — International Development: Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons (18 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of international aid workers who have access to the camps established by the Sri Lankan government for Tamil people displaced by the conflict in the north of Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — International Development: Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons (18 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in the camps established by the Sri Lankan government for Tamil people displaced by the conflict in the (a) Wanni region and (b) Mullaitivu district who do not have access to humanitarian aid; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Conflict Resolution (15 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the performance of the right hon. Dr Jack McConnell MSP in his capacity as the Prime Minister's Special Representative for Conflict Resolution Mechanisms since his appointment in October 2008.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Democratic Republic of Congo: Security (15 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in South Kivu; and if he will make a statement.

Sri Lanka (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: This is the latest in a series of debates in the House about the worsening situation in Sri Lanka. I say straight away that what the Minister said about the fate of the refugees in the so-called no-fire zone beggars imagination. That so many people should be attempting to live in such a small area—let alone under fire—is absolutely horrific. We should bear that in mind. The Conservative...

Sri Lanka (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: All hon. Members must be responsible for their individual thoughts; I certainly do not support what was said at all. I say with great respect to the hon. Lady that, on the whole, there is amazing consensus on both sides of the House on this issue. Now is not the time to raise such issues; I have made the Conservative Front-Bench position perfectly clear in all the debates. Indeed, in a few...

Sri Lanka (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: It is not only morally wrong, but stupid. If one has surrounded an area, there is a fair chance that if one starts lobbing artillery shells around one will get overshooting and might kill and injure some of one's own troops. Without being facetious, it is, as Talleyrand might have said, more than a crime—it is a mistake. Sadly, it is one of many mistakes that the Sri Lankan Government have...

Sri Lanka (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: The hon. Gentleman makes a fair point. I am pleased that the Minister stated formally at the Dispatch Box that the Government have support for potential war crimes investigations. The Sri Lankan Government will obviously have to live with that. I would add that members of the LTTE, who are using civilians in the war zone and executing people who want to leave, also face the prospect of...

Sri Lanka (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: I recognise that this is a matter of judgment for our Government, but I would like to think that, with the general election effectively over, there may be an opportunity for the British Government to make representations to the Indian Government, who, as my hon. Friend rightly said, may be able to have some influence on the situation. The Minister referred to the welcome news that, crab-like,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Russia: BBC External Services (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on threats made against Oleg Gordievsky on the BBC Russia online forum.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Peace Negotiations (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between north and south Sudan in 2005.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: USA (14 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US President's Special Envoy for Sudan.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma: USA (13 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the US Administration on its review of US policy on Burma.

[Jim Sheridan in the Chair] — India (12 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: I, too, congratulate you, Mr. Sheridan, on becoming a member of the Chairmen's Panel, and also on having your debut in a relatively quiet and civilised debate. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on introducing this debate with such panache and on the fact that he obviously was a good leader of the delegation. It is important to emphasise that it was...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Overseas Territories (12 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are engaged in work relating to overseas territories.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Overseas Territories (12 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's staff work on issues related to the UK Overseas Territories; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turks and Caicos Islands (12 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) officials and (b) experts have been sent to the Turks and Caicos Islands as part of his Department's Emergency State Building Team; what the duration of their stay is; and what remit the team has.


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