Results 141–160 of 5157 for speaker:Andrew Murrison

Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Conference on Population and Development: UK Delegations (22 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Nairobi Summit is a critical global moment for sexual and reproductive health and rights in 2019 as it marks 25 years since the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, and 50 years since the formation of United Nations Population Fund. The UK Government are planning for high level attendance at this important conference. We will take every opportunity...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (22 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK will raise the importance of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights as part of our engagements at the Nairobi ICPD+25 Summit. The UK committed at the 2017 Family Planning Summit to focus on adolescents in our sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes. We continue to amplify the needs of adolescent girls through our voice on the world stage. At the UN General...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Genito-urinary Medicine (22 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK government considers the private sector, both for-profit and not-for-profit, to be critical to the successful delivery of sexual and reproductive health programmes and outcomes in developing countries. DFID works with private manufacturers to develop new products such as contraceptives and HIV treatment, and to reduce their prices so that they are accessible. For example, a global...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: As the Foreign Secretary has said, Turkey's military action has seriously undermined the stability and security of the region. We are deeply concerned about the humanitarian consequences, and the risk that this undermines the progress made in the fight against Daesh. The safety and security of the UK and its citizens is the Government's number one priority and we continue to monitor the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​The Government has been in close contact with the United States over the situation in north-east Syria. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to both Secretary of State Pompeo and National Security Adviser O'Brien on this issue. The Prime Minister and the Defence Secretary have also spoken to their US counterparts. We will continue to work closely with our international partners on this issue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Military Intervention (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​The UK has been consistently clear with Turkey on our opposition to its military action in north-east Syria. The Prime Minister spoke to President Erdogan on the 12 October and called on Turkey to end its military operation. The Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary have also communicated these messages to their Turkish counterparts.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anoosheh Ashoori (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Prime Minister raised his concerns about dual national detentions with President Rouhani at the UN General Assembly on 24 September. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon hosted an event at the UN General Assembly on 25 September to call out the failings of the Iranian judiciary in its handling of dual national cases.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anoosheh Ashoori (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Prime Minister raised his concerns about dual national detentions with President Rouhani on 24 September, the Foreign Secretary did so with Foreign Minister Zarif on 17 September and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon hosted an event at the UN General Assembly on 25 September to call out the failings of the Iranian judiciary. I raised my concerns about these cases with my Iranian counterparts when I...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anoosheh Ashoori (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: Iran does not recognise dual nationality and therefore does not permit consular access to British-Iranian detainees. Regardless, we continue to press the Iranian authorities for consular access.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Turkey (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​We are seriously concerned about reports of violations of International Humanitarian Law during the military offensive by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies. We have raised these concerns with the Government of Turkey and reiterated the importance of all sides abiding by their obligations under international law.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: We are urgently considering how we can assist UK orphans. Given the UK has no consular presence in Syria, this is extremely difficult. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Kurds (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​We have repeatedly called on Turkey to exercise maximum restraint and bring an end to their military operation in north east Syria. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians and under International Humanitarian Law. The Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 11 October.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Members: Correspondence (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​I have responded to the Hon Member's letter.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: We are aware that some British nationals, including children, are living in displaced persons camps in Syria but due to the circumstances on the ground we are not in a position to make an accurate estimate of the number.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests. Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​Officials have discussed the evacuation and repatriation of British orphans and unaccompanied minors with representatives of the civilian de facto authorities in north east Syria on several occasions, most recently on 18 October.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 2 October (PQ 291575). Our Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the death of Abd a-Rahman with the Israeli authorities, stressing the importance of protecting civilians, especially children. The British Government is very concerned at the high numbers of Palestinian children killed and injured by Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank and Gaza. We have raised...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance. This makes it difficult to help but we will take a case-by-case approach to any requests for assistance. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. Outside of Syria, we would of course respond...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: British Nationals Abroad (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance. This makes it difficult to help but we will take a case-by-case approach to any requests for assistance. Outside of Syria, we would of course respond...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality (21 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The global Maternal Mortality Ratio has declined on average by 2.9% every year since 2000. More specifically, this ratio reduced from 274 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2007 to 211 in 2017. This result is due to countries’ own investments as well as those from the entire development community, to which DFID is a major contributor. Using internationally agreed methods, we...


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