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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges (11 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 85-88WS, on departmental expenditure limits, what assessment he has made to the merits of establishing reciprocal arrangements with the country of origin when visas are offered gratis to fans visiting the UK to attend sporting events;...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Russia: BBC External Services (8 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will commission an independent investigation into the administration and operations of the BBC Russia Service.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Zimbabwe (7 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the establishment of a contact group for Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Indian Ocean Territory (6 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits to the outer Chagos Islands by members of the Chagossian community sponsored by his Department are planned in the next 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the cost per person to the public purse of each trip.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Central Africa: Peacekeeping Operations (6 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the proposed United Nations mission in the Central African Republic and Chad peace conference on Eastern Chad; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations (6 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1235W, on the Democratic Republic of Congo: peacekeeping operations, what the proposed UK support to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) will consist of; and what progress has been made on the secondment of the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations (6 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 1999W, on the Democratic Republic of Congo: peacekeeping operations; what progress has been made on securing (a) the second authorised infantry battalion, (b) two special forces companies and (c) a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations (6 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the political situation in Darfur of restrictions on movement of the joint UN-AU force for Darfur imposed by the government of Sudan since the beginning of 2009; and what discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on those restrictions.

Written Answers — International Development: Sudan: Internally Displaced Persons (5 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of new arrivals at the internally displaced persons camps in southern Darfur in the last six months; and what assessment he has made of the effects on the capacity of those camps to meet the basic needs of their residents of such arrivals.

Written Answers — International Development: Sudan: International Assistance (5 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the effects on the humanitarian situation in Sudan of the dissolution or expulsion by the Government of Sudan of non-governmental organisations in March 2009; what gaps in humanitarian assistance consequent on the departure of such organisations from Sudan have been identified by the UN; and what...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Entry Clearances: Sports (5 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 85-88WS, on departmental expenditure limits, under what circumstances UK visas are offered gratis to fans planning to visit the UK to attend sporting events; on how many occasions such visas were provided in 2007-08; and what the cost...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Standards (5 May 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2009, Official Report, column 877W, on corporate improvement boards, what Audit Commission Use of Resources score each local authority received in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; which local authorities have had their annual accounts qualified either in whole or in part in the last four...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights (30 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the safety and whereabouts of Dolly Inefo Mbunga, Floribert Chebeya Bahizire and Donat Tshikaya following their arrests in Kinshasa; and what recent representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the disappearance of human rights workers.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Russia: BBC External Services (30 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he has met experts on Russia, international affairs and broadcasting to discuss the BBC Russia Service since 2008; and what the outcome of such discussions has been.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Politics and Government (30 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the political situation in the Chad-Sudan border area of the recent activities of Chadian armed opposition groups in Western Darfur; and what recent discussions the UK Special Representative for Sudan has had with the governments of Chad and Sudan on security in that area.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Politics and Government (30 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the recent conflict between the Lou Nuer and Murle tribes on the security situation in Southern Sudan; and whether there are plans to increase the number of UN peacekeepers in that area.

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Sri Lanka (29 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr. Davey) on introducing this short debate. I also want to congratulate all members of the Government on the efforts that they have made over the past few months in a very difficult situation. All Members of the House cannot but be moved by the despair of the British Tamil community, highlighted by the demonstration outside...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: Sri Lanka (29 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: I agree with my hon. Friend, and I am not trying to be a Jonah, but I believe, sadly, that there will be a lot more violence, and a lot more innocent people killed, before we reach that stage. I think that we are in for a long haul. I congratulate the Government and those of our colleagues who have worked so hard on the matter. We need to keep up the pressure on the Sri Lankan Government...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations (29 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the operational capacity of the joint UN-AU force for Darfur of its lack of key equipment pledged for the mission; and what discussions he has had with his UN Security Council counterparts on the supply of that equipment.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations (29 Apr 2009)

Keith Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which of the joint UN-AU force for Darfur key deployment milestones discussed at the Tripartite Committee meeting on 31 March 2009 are planned to be reached (a) in the next quarter and (b) by the end of 2009.


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