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Salisbury Update (5 Sep 2018)

Boris Johnson: I thank the Prime Minister for her statement. The whole House will have noted what I am afraid was the somewhat weasely language of the Leader of the Opposition in failing to condemn what is now incontrovertible in the eyes of all right-thinking people—the involvement of the Russian state at the highest level in the Salisbury poisonings. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that we will...

Personal Statement (18 Jul 2018)

Boris Johnson: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting me this opportunity, first to pay tribute to the men and women of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who have done an outstanding job over the last two years. I am very proud that we have rallied the world against Russia’s barbaric use of chemical weapons, with an unprecedented 28 countries joining together to expel 153 spies in protest at what...

Personal Statement (18 Jul 2018)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful, Mr Speaker. No one on either side of this House or anywhere wants a hard border. We could not construct one if we tried. However, there certainly can be different rules north and south of the border to reflect the fact that there are two different jurisdictions. In fact, there already are. There can be checks away from the border and technical solutions, as the Prime Minister...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Special Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, 26-27 June 2018 (9 Jul 2018)

Boris Johnson: On 26-27 June 2018, 152 States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) met in special session to address the pressing issue of upholding the global ban on the use of chemical weapons. In a previous statement on 30 November 2017, I updated the House on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - UN Joint Investigative...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (4 Jul 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spent over 61% of the £1,182m Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in FY 17/18, running programmes across the world. FCO-led foreign policy projects and programmes help advance our national security interests and the UK Aid Strategy’s objectives. Decisions on ending programmes are based on a wide range of factors. We take robust and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hurricane Preparedness in the Caribbean Overseas Territories (4 Jul 2018)

Boris Johnson: The United Kingdom is strongly committed to working closely with the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, to support their efforts to be as well prepared for the hurricane season as possible. In that context, the UK and the Overseas Territories share a collective responsibility for hurricane preparedness and are therefore working together to prepare for this year’s hurricane...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Telecommunications (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: A free and open internet is a fundamental tool for both promoting freedom of expression and creating the conditions conducive to investment and stability. We are aware of reports about the unreliability of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications software in Qatar, although it does not appear to be a universal issue. Our Embassy in Doha continues to monitor and keep the situation...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: The UK has licensed the export of a variety of military items and components to the United Arab Emirates. Details are available in the official statistics published by the Department for International Trade at www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls- licensing-data. We cannot categorically state which, if any, items exported under these licences have been used in Yemen....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: It is longstanding policy of succesive governments that we do not comment on the activities of our Special Forces or those of our allies.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: Four members of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) Team of Exerts (ToE) have been deployed to Bangladesh to date by this Department in support of survivors of sexual violence among Rohingya refugees. We are planning a further deployment by two experts in July. Their work will inform future UK-led capacity building for practitioners by experts, including members of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya: Sexual Offences (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: Four members of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Team of Experts (PSVI ToE) have been deployed to Bangladesh to date by this Department in support of survivors of sexual violence among Rohingya refugees. This forms part of the UK’s wider £129 million humanitarian response to the crisis that includes counselling and psychological support to more than 10,000...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Students: Visas (29 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: Decisions on changes to the countries included in Appendix H of the Immigration Rules were taken using established HMG criteria which are discussed from time to time among Departments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: The friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States is exceptionally close. I speak to Secretary Pompeo regularly. Of course, that does not mean that when we differ from our friends and partners in the United States, we are afraid to speak out, as the Prime Minister did in the matter of the separation of young children from their parents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: I think that when the Prime Minister spoke, she spoke for me and for everyone else in the House, and, indeed, for the nation—and the hon. Gentleman will have noticed that no sooner had she spoken than the President signed an executive order repealing the policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: As the hon. Gentleman knows, the President has now repealed the policy, and I think it is still common ground on both sides of the House that it is important to welcome the Head of State and Government of our most important ally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Prime Minister condemned it, and she speaks for the Government and, indeed, for me. No sooner had she spoken than the President of the United States repealed the policy—thus demonstrating, I venture to suggest to the hon. Gentleman, the considerable and growing influence of the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: The President of the United States is the Head of State of our most important and one of our oldest allies, and it is absolutely vital. I think it is common ground among many people in this country that we should extend the hand of friendship to the office of the President of the United States of America.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: With great respect, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers that I have already given. The President of the United States has repealed the policy in question, and he remains the Head of State of our most important economic, military and security ally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: Because we believe in human rights, and we believe that global Britain should stick up for human rights. Yes, I think the United States has a point when it disputes the validity of article 7—the perpetual reference to article 7—in the Human Rights Council’s proceedings. I can, however, tell my hon. Friend that only this week the United Kingdom secured a record number of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United States: Human Rights and Diplomatic Relations (26 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for a characteristically perceptive point. Yes, not only has the United States kept the UK safe, but in many ways it has kept the whole of our continent safe since the end of the second world war. That is a giant political fact that this House should recognise.


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