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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (20 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: We have not had direct discussions with the Commander in Chief. The Foreign Secretary spoke with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 7 September. He raised our concerns about the continuing violence, the need for any allegations of human rights abuses to be investigated and for humanitarian access to be granted to affected communities. We continue to raise our concerns with the Burmese...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Arms Trade (20 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: In line with the EU Arms Embargo the UK does not sell Burma any equipment which might be used for internal repression. Our engagement with the Burmese military has been focused on educational training, designed to instil knowledge and awareness in the military of the requirement to observe human rights and the rule of international humanitarian law. However, the Prime Minister announced the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia: Corporal Punishment (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​We are aware of the Private Member's Bill proposed by the PAS party to the Malaysian Parliament to expand the jurisdiction of Sharia courts in Malaysia to allow Islamic punishments (hudud). We have a regular dialogue on human rights with the Malaysian government, including at Ministerial level. Former Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma MP, discussed a number of issues,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: International Assistance (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: The Foreign Secretary most recently spoke with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 17 September. He once again raised our concerns about the continuing violence, the need for any allegations of human rights abuses to be investigated and for humanitarian access to be granted to affected communities. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, made a statement at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Sexual Offences (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: The Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, made a statement at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council on 11 September which made clear that the UK strongly condemned all violence in Rakhine State and called on all parties to de-escalate tensions and address the humanitarian crisis. We continue to raise issues of conflict-related sexual...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​The Foreign Secretary most recently spoke with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 17 September. He one again raised our concerns about the continuing violence, the need for any allegations of human rights abuses to be investigated and for humanitarian access to be granted to affected communities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Sanctions (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​The UK continues rigorously to impose measures under the EU Arms Embargo. These restrictive measures prohibit the supply of equipment or provision of any training which might strengthen the Burmese military's combat capability.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Refugees (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: The UK is the largest bilateral donor in Bangladesh supporting displaced Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable communities which host them. DFID has allocated £20.9 million for responding to humanitarian needs between 2017 and 2022. Via this programme, the UK will deliver support through a joint UN programme and through the NGO Action Contre la Faim. I have spoken with my Ministerial...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​ We note the ceasefire offered by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army to the Burmese Government, and the response of the Government spokesperson. We continue to have discussions with the Burmese Government on the situation in Rakhine. The Foreign Secretary spoke to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi about the issue on 17 September and our Ambassador raised these issues frequently. The...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: We note the ceasefire offered by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army to the Burmese Government, and the response of the Government spokesperson. We continue to have discussions with the Burmese Government on the situation in Rakhine. The UK’s immediate priority is to ensure humanitarian access is provided to those in desperate need. That is why the UK has released a further£5...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (19 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​We have a regular dialogue with the Burmese Ambassador and others at the Burmese Embassy in London on a range of issues including the situation in Rakhine. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific spoke to the Ambassador on 18 September about the situation in Rakhine and other matters.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (18 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: Holding answer received on 14 September 2017 Since the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights' statement on 11 September, our Ambassador has raised the situation in Rakhine with Burmese Ministers and has set out our concerns about the violence, the large scale displacement of civilians, and the need for improved humanitarian access. The Foreign Secretary had earlier spoken to State...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sign Language (14 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​Information on all our Consular services are provided online and the FCO ensures that it complies with best practice on accessibility of information as set out by the Government Digital Service. We do not currently provide information on our services via British Sign Language.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea (14 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​The UK is working in collaboration with UN and EU partners to make it harder for the DPRK to develop processes to procure, through illicit trade and finance activities, the technologies used to support its illegal weapons programmes. This includes sanctioning individuals, entities and items associated with those sectors responsible for funding its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: International Relations (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by my Rt Hon Friend the Foreign Secretary (https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-09-05/debates/C4 2A1D96-73C1-4D71-883E-BC8F83842285/KoreanPeninsula). North Korea has to provide a credible and genuine signal it is ready to discuss denuclearisation. The UK has been clear that we support dialogue under the right circumstances. We are working...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ivory: Terrorism (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​The UK Government has not seen conclusive evidence of a direct, significant link between the trade in illegal ivory and the financing of international terrorism. Recent research by the Royal United Services Institute tends to disputes previous claims that ivory is a major source of finance for global terrorist networks such as Al Shabab. This research suggests instead that organised...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religious Freedom (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: Her Majesty's Government promotes Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in many countries through diplomatic channels, public statements and support for projects to promote tolerance. A small selection of examples of steps Her Majesty's Government has taken recently to tackle and condemn religious persecution is provided below. It would place a disproportionate burden on resources to produce...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China and Vietnam: Human Trafficking (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: ​ The UK Government is deeply committed to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, which calls, among other things, for the global eradication of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030. Although I have not directly discussed the specific issue of trafficking in women with my counterparts in China and Vietnam, as part of our efforts to achieve this...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Guided Weapons (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by my Rt Hon Friend the Foreign Secretary (https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-09-05/debates/C4 2A1D96-73C1-4D71-883E-BC8F83842285/KoreanPeninsula)

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: Sanctions (13 Sep 2017)

Mark Field: As the Foreign Secretary made clear in his statement (https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2017-09-05/debates/C4 2A1D96-73C1-4D71-883E-BC8F83842285/KoreanPeninsula), it is crucial that the international community maintains pressure on the North Korean regime, both diplomatically and through sanctions. Measures against the financial sector and commodity exports make it harder for the DPRK to...


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