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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Violence (18 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The British Government is monitoring the human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through discussions with NGOs, with local residents and leaders, as well as through monitoring reports by credible international development and human rights organisations. Officials in London met the MP for Rangmati Hill District, Ushatan Talukder, last year to discuss the situation on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Christianity (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​UK officials regularly interact with religious and other minorities in India, including representatives of the Christian communities. We condemn any instances of discrimination because of religion or belief, regardless of the country or faith involved. In support of minorities the British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, as well as FCO officials in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Christianity (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​We are aware of reports of attacks against Christians in Tamil Nadu. We condemn any instances of discrimination because of religion or belief, regardless of the country or faith involved. In support of minorities, the British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, as well as Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London, maintain a continuous...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Muslims (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: We remain deeply concerned by reports of discrimination and violence against the Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan. As I stated during the backbench business debate on Ahmadiyya rights on 24 May 2018, we wholeheartedly condemn attacks on the Ahmadiyya community. We regularly raise with the Government of Pakistan at senior levels the importance of religious tolerance and its duty to uphold the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Elections (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received a request from the Government of Bangladesh to scrutinise the forthcoming general election. As previously answered, the UK does support election monitoring through a Department for International Development project that funds domestic observers to monitor the political environment around the election, including observation of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Armed Conflict: Schools (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: The UK is actively encouraging international partners to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration at both official and ministerial level. I was pleased to see the recent endorsements of the Declaration by Germany and by Djibouti. At a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 9 July, the UK called upon all UN Security Council members and UN member states to endorse the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The British Embassy is unable to access reliable figures detailing how many Rohingya are currently in detention in Burma. The former Foreign Secretary made clear his concern about the persecution of the Rohingya people in his most recent conversation with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 11 June.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya: Detainees (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The British Embassy is unable to access reliable figures detailing how many Rohingya are currently in detention in Burma. The Government has not made a specific request for access to Rohingya people in detention in Burma. The former Foreign Secretary made clear his concern about the persecution of the Rohingya people in his most recent conversation with State Counsellor Aung San Suu...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Political Prisoners (13 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: The British Embassy in Burma has raised the issue of political prisoners on several occasions with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her ministers. Since her government took office in April 2016, at least 160 political prisoners have been released. However, we believe there to be still 45 political prisoners in Burma.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: LGBT People: Young People (12 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: The UK is fully committed to the promotion and protection of LGBT rights. The Safe Schools Declaration is a humanitarian pledge to protect all children, students and education personnel in schools and educational facilities from attack during armed conflicts and protracted crises. The Government is in the process of implementing the Declaration and its supporting guidelines. The Declaration...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: USA (11 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: I refer the Rt Hon. member to the former Foreign Secretary's public statement on the DPRK on 12 June which can be found on gov.uk ​

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Indonesia: LGBT People (11 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: The UK is committed to non-discrimination on any grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity. We are concerned at the situation for LGBT people in Indonesia. Ministers and Embassy officials regularly raise human rights issues, including those relevant to LGBT people, with the Indonesian Government. Most recently, on 5 July, I discussed with the Indonesian Ambassador the proposed...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (11 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The former Foreign Secretary spoke to Burma's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi most recently on 11 June. He underlined the need for swift implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding Burma signed with the United Nations on 7 June, to allow UNHCR and UNDP access to northern Rakhine to support the creation of conditions to allow the safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia: Foreign Relations (11 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: ​The UK has begun engagement with the new Government of Malaysia across the broad range of our shared objectives. Shortly after the election result on 9 May, the Prime Minister sent a letter of congratulations to Prime Minister Mahathir. Our High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur was the first foreign envoy to see Prime Minister Mahathir following his election, and has also met the Home,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Multinational Companies (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: Her Majesty’s Government’s long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed. The Government refers to Taiwan as simply “Taiwan” and, when included in a list of places, does so under an inclusive heading, such as “country/territory” or “world locations”. When guidance has been sought from HMG on the terminology to use, we have been clear about the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Multinational Companies (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: Her Majesty’s Government’s long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed. The British Government refers to Taiwan as simply “Taiwan” and, when included in a list of places, does so under an inclusive heading, such as “country/territory” or “world locations”. When guidance has been sought from HMG on the terminology to use, we have been clear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Multinational Companies (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: We regularly make representations to China on the freedom of operation of UK private enterprises and organisations, including pressing for a level playing field. Our engagement with China aims to enhance market access, improve the business environment for all, and enhance the scope for people-to-people exchanges. Our experience is that freedom of expression and assembly, and the rule of law,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Multinational Companies (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: Her Majesty’s Government’s long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed. The British Government refers to Taiwan as simply “Taiwan” and, when included in a list of places, does so under an inclusive heading, such as “country/territory” or “world locations”. When guidance has been sought from HMG on the terminology to use, we have been clear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: India: Religious Freedom and Sexual Offences (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: Our High Commission in India continues to address gender-based violence, particularly violence against women and girls, by working closely with Indian civil society and non-governmental organisations. They directly promote women's awareness of their rights and support survivors of sexual violence through the Indian criminal justice system. We condemn any instances of discrimination because of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religious Freedom (10 Jul 2018)

Mark Field: The protection of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is an important element of the Government's foreign policy. On 4 July 2018, the Prime Minister was pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's new Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.


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