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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ​The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has been a success. Over the last 50 years it has minimised the proliferation of nuclear weapons; provided the framework for significant levels of nuclear disarmament – the UK has reduced its warhead numbers by over half since their Cold War peak – and provided the framework to develop secure and safe peaceful uses of nuclear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK frequently discusses the violence against civilians in Idlib with Russia and China in meetings of the UN Security Council, most recently on 30 September. The UK was recently involved in textual negotiations with Russia and China and other Security Council members on a draft resolution on Idlib which was, to our great disappointment, vetoed by Russia and China on 19 September. The...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Diplomatic Relations (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK wants Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country. The UK-Egypt relationship is important and spans a wide range of fields, from foreign policy, to trade and investment, economic reform, education, and healthcare. British companies continue to be one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment into Egypt. The Government works closely with the Egyptian...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinians: Health Services (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK abstained on the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that the substance of a resolution must be impartial and balanced. We could not support an international investigation that refused to explicitly call for an investigation into the action of non-state actors such as Hamas. It is clear that Hamas hold significant responsibility for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Yazidis (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Overseas Aid (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: Since the Yemen conflict started in 2015, our partners have reported two UK funded assets have been damaged by alleged airstrikes. These are a Norwegian Refugee Council warehouse in the Harradh area of Hajjah governorate on 21 June 2015 and a UNICEF water and sanitary health facility in Sahar district on 22 July 2018. We closely monitor such incidents, but we are not able to conduct...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bahamas: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: DFID responded immediately to help those affected by hurricane Dorian through the deployment of a team of humanitarian experts to The Bahamas. Working alongside the Bahamas Government’s National Emergency Management Association, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency and international partners, they helped assess the scale of needs, coordinate the emergency response and ensure...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: Strengthening health systems to deliver Universal Health Coverage is a priority for the UK. Our support for implementation of the political declaration includes funding to the World Health Organisation to assist countries to develop Universal Health Coverage country plans and the health financing strategies needed to meet the commitment to increase public spending on health, with an emphasis...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Poliomyelitis: Vaccination (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK is a leading supporter of efforts to eradicate polio, having invested £1.3 billion since 1995. We work closely with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative through engagement at regular governance meetings as well as working with a wide range of other stakeholders including in encouraging others to provide financial support. We engage closely with parliamentarians through the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Overseas Aid (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The humanitarian situation in Idlib is extremely serious. DFID continues to closely monitor the situation in Northwest Syria, and we are concerned about the impact of recent escalations of violence on civilians. So far this financial year we have allocated £40 million in support for the region, and are keeping this under active review as the situation on the ground develops. Our support in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Armed Conflict: Children (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Human Trafficking (8 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: DFID supports victims of human trafficking in Africa through several programmes, as part of the UK Government’s commitment to realising Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking by 2030. Current support totals over £30 million. In Nigeria, for example, we are providing rehabilitation and reintegration support to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: We closely monitor the situation in Yemen. We do not hold an official record of the incident in question.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not consider that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's detention amounts to hostage-taking under the Hostages Convention 1979. In particular, the Convention expressly states that it does not apply to situations where the offence takes place wholly within a single State and in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State. We do not accept our...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prisoners (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Helicopters: Saudi Arabia (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The British Government hold no official record of the incident in question.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Peace Negotiations (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: The UK is supporting Yemen through £6.6 million of funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) this year. This funding will support different programmes, including bolstering the UN’s capacity to facilitate the peace process, working with groups formally outside the formal peace process and establishing long-lasting conflict resolution mechanisms in Yemeni communities. ...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: We have received no additional information on the reported attack on 1 September in Dhamar province, Yemen. We take very seriously allegations that detainees and civilians were killed in the attack and therefore welcome the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) referral of the incident to the Joint Incident Assessment Team and await its findings. The UK takes every opportunity to raise with Saudi...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Third Sector (7 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: In order to protect key institutions and build national capacity in Yemen, the UK is supporting the Yemen Social Fund for Development, a national institution established in 1997. It works across the country to deliver development outcomes such as public employment programmes, access to water and sanitation, and local capacity building through a community-led approach. DFID is providing...


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