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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Politics and Government (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: We have not received specific representations from any other governments on the arrest of an Iranian diplomat in Germany but we are concerned by reports that an Iranian diplomat may have been involved with a plot against a conference in Paris.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Politics and Government (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: We are concerned by reports that an Iranian diplomat may have been involved with a plot against a conference in Paris, and understand that investigations are ongoing in a number of European countries. We are not aware at this stage of a link to the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Syria (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: The following organisations received a portion of the £64 million spent in Syria through the Conflict Stablity and Security Fund (CSSF) in 2016/17: Through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Adam Smith International, Mayday Rescue, International Relief and Development, Independent Diplomats, Ark Group DMCC, International Alert, Peaceful Change Initiative, Commission for Justice and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Gaza (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The Prime Minster stressed the need for Israel to carry out a transparent, independent inquiry into recent protests in Gaza when she met Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in London on 6 June. We have called for this investigation to include international members.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Occupied Territories: Foreign Nationals (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: We do not hold information on this issue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Occupied Territories: Tourism (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​We have not had any discussions with the Israeli authorities on this issue, however we remain concerned about Israeli restrictions on freedom of movement and access into and out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and we continue to raise these wider concerns with the Israeli authorities. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, however, advises against all travel to Gaza. Permission...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Occupied Territories: Tourism (27 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: We remain concerned about Israeli restrictions on freedom of movement and access into and out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We continue to raise these wider concerns with the Israeli authorities. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, however, advises against all travel to Gaza. Entry to, and exit from, Gaza can be very difficult.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Razan Al Najjar (25 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: We have not received any information on this issue directly from the Israeli authorities, we understand that the Israeli probe into the death of Razan Al Najjar is still ongoing.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza: Humanitarian Aid (25 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: I discussed plans to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza with the US Administration, during my visit to Washington D.C. on 12-13 July.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza: Humanitarian Aid (25 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The former Foreign Secretary spoke to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) on 16 May and raised his concerns about the humanitarian and political situation in Gaza, particularly in relation to protests taking place along the Gaza/Israel security fence. He noted that calm and restraint was required from all sides. Our Consul General in Jerusalem routinely discusses...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is aware of media reports that highlight possible instances of Israeli authorities using equipment from UK-based companies to demolish or assist with demolishing structures in the West Bank. We continue to raise concerns with the Israeli authorities about demolitions and evictions of Palestinians from their homes, which cause unnecessary suffering to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Politics and Government (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The Nation-State Bill has passed through the Knesset into law. The final wording of the legislation did not contain the clause which would have explicitly allowed a community composed of people of the same faith or nationality to maintain an exclusive community. As part of their regular diplomatic work with Israeli authorities and legislators, British diplomats in Israel discussed the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The UK considers all Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal under international law, and a barrier to a two-state solution.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Occupied Territories: Foreign Nationals (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​We have not received any representations on this issue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Libya: Crimes Against Humanity (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​The UK continues to make representations to Libyan interlocutors about complying with International Criminal Court (ICC) requests and about Libya's human rights record more broadly. As one of a few countries with a diplomatic presence in Libya, we are occasionally called on by the ICC to provide information about events unfolding on the ground. It would not be appropriate for us to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Residences (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: ​Former Ministers are expected to leave official residences as quickly as practicable at the end of their tenure, taking into account their personal circumstances and family requirements. The former Foreign Secretary will do so by the end of July. There is no additional cost to the taxpayer involved.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UNRWA: Finance (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: UNRWA has a twin-track approach to addressing the funding shortfall: raising additional money from donors; and identifying those programme ‎activities which can be merged with its core activities or reviewing non-core activities which can be picked up by other providers. The UK supports UNRWA’s approach, and has increased our funding for UNRWA this year to £38.5 million so...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Palestinians (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: The recent Assad regime offensive on Yarmouk camp has resulted in the displacement of approximately 6,000 residents according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s assessment. When access permits, DFID is supporting the UN, NGOs and other partners to deliver life-saving assistance to those who remain in Yarmouk and those who were displaced following the siege, by providing...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Libya: Minority Groups (24 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: The UK regularly raises the displacement of the Tawerga community with interlocutors in Libya. In April 2018, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya raised the issue of a political deal between Misrata and Tawerga when he met with political and military leaders in Misrata, urging them to focus on its swift implementation. This political deal came into effect in June 2018 and should allow for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (23 Jul 2018)

Alistair Burt: Yes, we have a very small number of staff working in Saudi headquarters in a liaison capacity only. Separately, you are already aware that the UK's role in helping Saudi Arabia respond to the threat from Houthi missiles is limited to providing advice, information and assistance. The UK is not conducting strikes on the basis of this activity. You will of course understand that going into...


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