Results 1–20 of 3148 for speaker:Mark Field

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Korea and USA: Joint Exercises (20 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ​The British Government works closely with the US and ROK on security, intelligence and defence issues. We fully support the ROK's right to defend itself. This includes its right to hold legitimate military exercises with its partners.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: South Korea (20 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The British Government strongly supports international efforts to achieve a secure and stable Korean Peninsula. The UK continues to urge the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes which threaten regional stability and international peace and security. The UK has made clear that we would support a return to dialogue...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tibet: Human Rights (20 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ​As an EU Member State the UK contributed to preparations for the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue. The rights of religious and ethnic groups in Tibet and across China were raised at the last EU-China Human Rights Dialogue on 22 June. The UK continues to have concerns about human rights and freedoms in Tibet. We consistently urge the Chinese authorities to respect all fundamental rights...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Scholarships (19 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has funded Chevening and Marshall Scholarship programmes throughout this period and has previously part-funded the Commonwealth Scholarship Programme which since 2009 has been primarily delivered by the Department for International Development (DfID). All three scholarship programmes are key instruments of UK soft power and support our foreign policy...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Taiwan: World Health Organisation (19 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The British Government was disappointed that Taiwan was not permitted to observe the World Health Assembly this year. We will continue to make the UK position clear: we support Taiwanese participation in international organisations where there is precedent for involvement, where Taiwan can contribute to the global good, and where there is no pre-requisite of nationhood for participation....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Politics and Government (19 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: I am concerned about reports of ongoing unrest and violence in India-administered Kashmir. The FCO continues to closely monitor the situation. The long standing position of the UK is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting resolution to the situation in Kashmir, taking into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people. It is not for the UK to prescribe a solution or to act as a mediator.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Democracy (18 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: Allies, in a strict legal sense, are those states with whom the UK has a Treaty-based commitment to militarily assist each other in the event of an armed attack. As such I can confirm that all of the UK’s allies are governed by forms of parliamentary or other representative democracy.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Papua: Crimes against Humanity (18 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ​We have received no formal representations on this issue. Nationally we follow the political situation in West Papua closely and raise human rights concerns, wherever we have them, with the Indonesians.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Council Annual Report 2016-17 (18 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: Copies of the British Council’s Annual Report and Accounts for the 2016-17 financial year have been placed in the libraries of both Houses. The Report can also be found at the British Council’s website www.britishcouncil.org During the period the British Council received £158.3million Grant-in-Aid from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Liu Xiaobo (17 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: As the Foreign Secretary stated on 13 July, we are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Liu Xiaobo. He was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and lifelong campaigner for democracy, human rights and peace. His death is a huge loss and our thoughts are with his wife, Liu Xia, his wider family, friends and supporters. I raised the case of Liu Xiaobo directly with the Chinese Ambassador on 5 July,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: British Nationals Abroad (17 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: As throughout this case, we continue to raise the case with the Indian authorities at all levels. The case was most recently raised by the Prime Minister with Indian Prime Minister Modi at the G20 Summit in Hamburg last week. We appreciate the impact this prolonged separation of six families is having and that the wait for a verdict is increasing the stress and financial strain on them. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: British Nationals Abroad (13 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: As we have throughout this case, we continue to raise the case with the Indian authorities at all levels. The case was most recently raised by the Prime Minister with Indian Prime Minister Modi at the G20 in Hamburg last week. We understand the impact the separation of six families is having and how the wait for a verdict is increasing the stress and financial strain on them. We make that...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Advertising (12 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The FCO does not have a single Marketing and Advertising department and so does not collate social media spend in a way that would able us to fully answer your request without exceeding the appropriate cost and time limit.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Guided Weapons (12 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The Foreign Secretary spoke with the US Secretary of State following the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on 4 July. This latest missile test is a further violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions. The Foreign Secretary made clear the UK’s condemnation of the ICBM launch and our support for further...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Foreign Relations (12 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: The Foreign Secretary has not had any discussions with his North Korean counterpart. Following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) intercontinental ballistic missile test of 4 July, I summoned the DPRK Ambassador to make clear the UK's condemnation of the test as a violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions and a threat to regional stability and international security.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Treaties (12 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ​I held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador on 5 July in which I made clear that the British Government does not accept the position of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson that the Joint Declaration is an historical document of no practical significance. I stressed that on this basis, as a guarantor of the Joint Declaration, the British Government regards it as...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Foreign Relations (12 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: On 29 June, the Foreign Secretary issued a Written Ministerial Statement on Hong Kong to the House (http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-ques tions-answers-statements/written-statements/). The British Government congratulates the new Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Carrie Lam, on her inauguration on 1 July, and wishes her a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Anniversaries (11 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: I had a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador on 5 July. I discussed the strong bilateral relationship between the UK and China, and the importance of Hong Kong's 'One Country, Two Systems' as the basis for its continued success. I made clear the British Government's commitment to the Joint Declaration on Hong Kong, which is a formal Treaty between China and the UK. This declaration, registered...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (11 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ​I have no immediate plans to meet Rt Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes, and he has not requested a meeting. I held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador on 5 July in which I made clear that the British Government did not accept the position of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson that the Joint Declaration was an historical document of no practical significance. I stressed...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (11 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: I have no immediate plans to meet Rt Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes, and he has not requested a meeting. I held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador on 5 July in which I made clear that the British Government did not accept the position of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson that the Joint Declaration was an historical document of no practical significance. I stressed that on...


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