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Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: May I add my very best wishes to the England team? In the format of these proceedings, I will ask some questions on this timely and excellent report. Can I confirm that the Select Committee have been informed that Russia recently issued temporary visas for UK consular and liaison staff and UK police officers, which means that British embassy officials and UK police will be in every city in...

Tuberculosis (7 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Madam Deputy Speaker. I, too, thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) and the hon. Member for Ealing, Southall (Mr Sharma) for persuading the Backbench Business Committee to arrange this very important debate. I thank all Members in the Chamber for contributing to an absolutely excellent debate....

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Graham. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin) for the eloquent way in which he described the situation in South Sudan and for the work that he does as vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Sudan and South Sudan. I add my appreciation for the work done by Chris Trott and the team on the UK’s role...

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Well, as my hon. Friend knows, the UK is obviously not a member of the African Union, but I do know from my discussions with countries that are members of the African Union how many of them share our concerns and how keen they are to support the peace process in South Sudan. So I would very much welcome it if the African Union was able to discuss South Sudan at their forthcoming meetings.

Conflict in South Sudan — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I can certainly give my hon. Friend that assurance. As he will know, because the work continues to this day, Lord Hague of Richmond, the former Foreign Secretary, was very much at the forefront of the UK’s leadership in making sure that we are able to gather and retain the evidence of such crimes, so that those who perpetrate these kinds of outrageous examples of violence know that...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel) on securing 90 minutes in Westminster Hall to debate this important issue. Who cannot be touched by the moving way in which he made his case? In fact, we have heard a range of incredibly moving speeches and oratory from colleagues, and I am privileged to have been able to represent the UK Government on behalf of my...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK is one of the leading humanitarian donors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have acted quickly to support the country and the World Health Organisation in tackling the Ebola outbreak; the Secretary of State today announced an extra £5 million to support the WHO response plan.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The plan announced by the World Health Organisation involves making sure that we use a new, experimental vaccine that the UK has helped to develop. It is being applied to anyone who has come into contact with Ebola. Yesterday vaccinations began to be offered to health workers and to anyone who has had contact with a contact.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I pay tribute to Jane Ellison, who is now very much involved in that. As my right hon. Friend will know, there has been an extensive programme of work to learn lessons from the outbreak in Sierra Leone, and, indeed, this is the ninth outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On every occasion lessons are learnt, and we are helping the WHO and the Government to deliver on them.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The hon. Lady is right to highlight the wider humanitarian crisis in the DRC. I was there myself last month to see the fantastic work that UK aid workers are doing on the ground, and the extensive way in which we are helping. We are proud to have announced £100 million of support for this year, and we are the second largest donor.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for his work as chair of the all-party group on Ethiopia and Djibouti and I assure him that the UK has provided assistance to more than 13.6 million people in east Africa and allocated £279 million in humanitarian aid to those countries this year.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (23 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I invite my hon. Friend to the meeting of the all-party group on Somaliland later today.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I visited Cameroon in February and met the Cameroonian Prime Minister, and the Foreign Secretary met him at the Commonwealth meetings in London in April. In all our discussions with Cameroonian Ministers, we have stressed the importance of inclusive dialogue and not resorting to violence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am delighted that the hon. Lady has managed to get this important issue on the Order Paper and up for discussion in the House of Commons, because it is a serious situation. There is violence from all sides in Cameroon and we are extremely concerned about the situation. We are encouraging not only the Government there but all Cameroonians to participate in a process of inclusive dialogue. It...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: May I draw the hon. Gentleman’s attention to a new all-party group that has been set up to investigate deaths abroad in suspicious circumstances?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are very concerned about the situation in Burundi. There is a referendum there this week and, as my hon. Friend will know, Her Majesty’s Government continue to send messages about the need to respect the Arusha peace accords and to respect democracy in Burundi.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: As we call on the Zimbabwean Government to hold free and fair elections this year, we are also making representations to them. I have personally made representations on behalf of the hon. Gentleman’s constituent to the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister.

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Dundee West (Chris Law) on securing the debate. I recognise the important and passionately argued personal contributions made by my hon. Friends the Members for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham), for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont) and for Beckenham (Bob Stewart), and the hon. Members for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg), for North...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to highlight that absolutely remarkable organisation, which, as he said, enjoys considerable support from UK aid. It is trusted to reach places that other organisations cannot reach and it is seen as being impartial in so many different situations around the world. It is right to pay particular tribute to its work. Hon. Members asked about the Dubs...

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK is deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. More than 22 million people—over three quarters of the population—are in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that 17.8 million people in Yemen do not have reliable access to food and that 8.4 million face extreme food shortages. Last year, the...


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