Results 1–20 of 2270 for speaker:Rory Stewart

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Overseas Trade (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not providing any financial or administrative support to the forthcoming trade conference with Sudan on 12 December 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Politics and Government (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: ​The United Kingdom understands that a Communiqué was issued by the Senior Divisional Officer (SDO) of Manyu District (South-West Region) on 1 December ordering villagers to relocate to safer neighbourhoods. The High Commissioner in Yaoundé is following events in the Anglophone regions closely and has actively raised the need for dialogue and restraint with the Cameroonian...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Human Rights (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: Our High Commission in Yaoundé continues to follow events in the Anglophone regions closely, meeting opposition groups, human rights defenders and the Cameroonian authorities. The lack of verifiable information on the human rights situation, including allegations of rape, makes it difficult to give an accurate assessment. However, the High Commissioner will continue to raise our concerns...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chad: Foreign Relations (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Foreign Secretary is yet to meet his Chadian counterpart, who assumed office in February 2017, but is looking forward to closer co-operation with Chad in the context of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, which the UK strongly supports.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Bell Pottinger Group (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: Details of Ministerial Meetings will be published in the Department's Quarterly Transparency Returns, which will be made publicly available on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (12 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Department for International Development has robust measures in place to protect, prevent, and detect the diversion of aid. We have controls embedded through-out the programme cycle, from design through mobilisation, delivery and closure; this includes a rigorous due diligence process and a comprehensive risk management framework which requires risks to be identified prior to any...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Court of Justice: Public Appointments (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Government is conducting an examination of why the British judge, Sir Christopher Greenwood, was not re-elected to the ICJ. It would be premature to speculate further until that exercise is complete.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Armed Conflict: Schools (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The internal FCO review into our position towards the Safe Schools Declaration recently concluded. The Government is considering its implications and assessing next steps.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Foreign Secretary currently has no plans to visit Khartoum. All asylum and human rights claims from Sudanese nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits, and in accordance with our obligations under the Refuge Convention and European Convention on Human Rights. Those who are found not to need protection are refused, but have a right of appeal to the independent courts.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ethiopia: Foreign Relations (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Foreign Secretary met with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister during the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29-30 November. In this meeting, they discussed bilateral and consular issues, regional security including efforts to revitalise the peace process in South Sudan, and areas of cooperation in the UN.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: ICT (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers and the routing of an email between an Hon Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Science (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: DFID does not allocate its research budget geographically by region. Allocation is based on priority themes set out in the 2016 Research Review. In 2016-17 DFID spent £321 million on research (which classifies as science expenditure). DFID funded research partnerships span different regions and multiple countries, with the highest footprint of research taking place in East and West Africa.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Female Genital Mutilation (11 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: In the last three years, as a result of DFID support, 18.4 million people have pledged to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Two additional countries (Nigeria and the Gambia) have introduced criminal legislation and the largest ever Africa-led movement on FGM has been formed.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Court of Justice: Public Appointments (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The incumbent British judge, Sir Christopher Greenwood, remains a Member of the Court until the end of his current term of office in February 2018. His absence will be a great loss to the Court given Sir Christopher’s outstanding record of service to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and to the promotion of international law. His expertise and diligence are recognised by all who...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Human Rights (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The UK was the first country to implement the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (the Ruggie Principles), by producing a National Action Plan on business and human rights in September 2013 (updated in May 2016). Through our National Action Plan, we are working with countries, including Sudan, to tackle human rights challenges. Human rights is a top priority for our engagement...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: This Government is firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world and to being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right. Religious freedom is protected by the Nigerian Constitution and we regularly discuss with the Nigerian Government, at the highest levels, our concern about threats to this right in Nigeria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: We are concerned by reports of recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water. These clashes, as a result of tensions which are exacerbated by climate change and population growth, have a devastating impact on lives and communities, as well as being a major barrier to Nigeria's economic development. We continue to call...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Press Freedom (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: We are aware of reports made about the Kaduna State Governor's efforts to restrict press freedom when it draws attention to violence in southern Kaduna. The UK position on human rights is firm: they are universal and must apply equally to all people. This includes the freedom of worship and the right to protest within the rule of law. We will continue to watch developments closely.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Brexit (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: As announced at Autumn Budget 2017, HMT is making £3 billion of additional funding available over the next two years - £1.5 billion in both 18/19 and 19/20 so that departments and the Devolved Administrations can continue to prepare effectively for Brexit. We are currently working with HMT and DExEU to establish what we need to prepare effectively, and what additional funding should...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Fairtrade Initiative (7 Dec 2017)

Rory Stewart: The UK Government is a long-term partner of the Fairtrade movement, which plays a crucial role in helping producers around the world improve their lives. DFID is currently supporting the pilot of Fairtrace, a supply chain mapping programme run with Fairtrade’s supply chain assurance partner. This work will help Fairtrade continue to ensure that farmers receive fair prices for their...


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