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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Genito-urinary Medicine (16 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are not aware of any new restrictions currently imposed by the Government of Tanzania on access to medical care for HIV-positive men and women in government run health clinics in Tanzania. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our High Commission in Tanzania remains in regular contact with government officials, including the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Medical services...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Military Attachés (16 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The Rapid Support Forces Act of January 2017 removed the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) from the command of the National Intelligence and Security Service and set out that Sudan's president would appoint directly the commander of the RSF. The British Government acknowledges the links between the RSF and the Sudanese Armed Forces, including the hosting of RSF personnel at Sudanese Armed Forces...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burundi: Politics and Government (16 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I met with the Burundian Foreign Minister at UNGA and stressed the importance of Burundi participating in the latest round of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, so it is disappointing that they did not attend. The British Government continues to support the process, noting the importance regional actors play in enabling an inclusive dialogue, with all parties. We call on the Burundian Government to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Okitundu in October. I met with him during the United Nations General Assembly in September and with a range of government contacts when I visited the DRC in April. We made clear that we have zero tolerance for any human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law. The UK played a key role at the June 2018 Human Rights Council,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Homosexuality (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcome the Government of Tanzania's statement on 4 November making clear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Charles Wesco (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We were saddened by the reports of Mr Wesco's death and send our deepest condolences to his family. All missionaries and humanitarian workers should be able to work and support communities safely. The Cameroon authorities are conducting a formal investigation into his death.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Prisoners (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government continues to make clear our expectation that freedom of expression and of the media must be respected in Cameroon. We continue to discuss this issue at senior levels with the Government of Cameroon. All journalists have the right to work without fear of being detained without charge, including in the cases of Elvis McCarthy, Thomas Awah Junior, Michel Biem Tong, Tsi...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Politics and Government (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK remains concerned about the closing down of political space in Tanzania. Following the recent arrest and detention beyond the period allowed without charge of Zitto Kabwe, a prominent opposition leader, the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam raised the case with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the Tanzanian authorities to follow due process. We will continue...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: LBGT People and Political Parties (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcome the Government of Tanzania's statement on 4 November making clear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Politics and Government (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government is concerned about the arbitrary arrest of opposition parliamentarians in Tanzania. Most recently on 2 November, following the arrest and detention of MP Zitto Kabwe the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam raised the case with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urging the Tanzanian authorities to follow due process. We have subsequently also raised the case with the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Politics and Government (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The British Government is concerned about the arbitrary arrest and detention of opposition parliamentarians in Tanzania and the deteriorating space for democracy and human rights. Most recently on 2 November, following the arrest and detention of an opposition MP the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam raised the case with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urging the Tanzanian authorities...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Military Attachés (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: ​The UK Defence Attaché has not been present at a Rapid Support Forces' graduation ceremony since May 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: LGBT People (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I also issued a statement on the importance of rejecting language that incites...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Politics and Government (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: ​We remain deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Anglophone regions of the country and in the extreme north of the country, where Cameroon is fighting the terrorist group Boko Haram. The British Government welcomes the role Cameroon and its neighbours are playing in the campaign against Boko Haram. We call on the Government of Cameroon to take urgent action...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Energy (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows: 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh) Cost (£'000) Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh) Cost (£'000) Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh) Cost (£'000) 3,705 473 3,477 431...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: G7: Overseas Aid (14 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We believe it is for other governments to decide what percentage of gross national income (GNI) they allocate as Official Development Assistance (ODA). In representing one of the few donors that meet the 0.7% ODA commitment and the 0.15-0.2% spending target in the Least Developed Countries, the Secretary of State highlights our ongoing commitment to the UN targets and the importance we attach...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Demonstrations (13 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are concerned by the deaths of up to 50 people in Abuja last week. We have been in contact with Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to express our concerns about the levels of violence and numbers of people killed. We welcome commitments by the Government of Nigeria to conduct a thorough investigation and to take appropriate action to hold accountable any member...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Political Prisoners (13 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We have raised concerns about Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife's detention with the Nigerian authorities at the highest levels. We have made representations to the Nigerian authorities for their immediate release and to obey the court order for their release. We continue to monitor their case and call for fair and equal administration of justice for all parties.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Somalia: Politics and Government (13 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Security in Somalia has seen important progress in recent years, but the country remains very fragile. As a priority, the Federal Government of Somalia must maintain momentum in developing and implementing a plan for transitioning security responsibility from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to Somali-led forces. They must also deliver widespread, sustainable reform of the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Politics and Government (13 Nov 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are in close contact with the Commonwealth Secretariat and with other Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) members on a range of issues related to the observance of the Commonwealth's fundamental political values. The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Secretary General assess whether there has been a serious or persistent violation of the Commonwealth's political values, including...


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