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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Dubai: Migrant Workers (26 Oct 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We encourage all states, including the United Arab Emirates, to uphold international human rights obligations. We are aware of these reports but have not raised this issue with the Dubai authorities.

Education: EBacc Subjects and Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE (24 Oct 2022)

Kelly Tolhurst: ...foreign language pedagogy pilot, we will establish a national network of language hubs from autumn 2023. We are also expanding the successful Mandarin excellence programme, as well as exploring an Arabic language programme.

Backbench Business: FIFA World Cup 2022 (20 Oct 2022)

Alun Cairns: ...to come together and for cultures to share each other’s successes. Many fans will stay in nations that neighbour Qatar, meaning that World cup fever will extend well beyond Qatar. The FIFA Arab cup last year was a great success and influencer, and an excellent precursor to this year’s tournament. The state of Qatar and the United Kingdom have a strategic relationship that goes back...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: United Arab Emirates (17 Oct 2022)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has an agreement in place with the Government of the United Arab Emirates to allow British nationals sentenced in the United Arab Emirates to serve their sentences in UK prisons.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups (13 Oct 2022)

Katherine Fletcher: ...from the Annual Population Survey. Pay differences between men and women vary by ethnic groups. While in most ethnic groups men earn more than women on average per hour, that is not the case in the Arab, Bangladeshi or black Caribbean ethnic groups. Where men earn more than women, the largest pay difference is for people from the Indian ethnic group, where men earn £4.10 more per hour on...

Mahsa Amini (11 Oct 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ...and Development Office is providing the BBC World Service with more than £94 million annually for the next three years, supporting services in 12 languages and improvements to key services in Arabic, Russian and English—that is in addition to nearly £470 million. Of course the BBC is operationally and editorially independent from the Government, and decisions on how its services are...

Blasphemy Laws and Allegations: Commonwealth Countries — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (11 Oct 2022)

Fiona Bruce: ...Pakistan, which are the two most concerning Commonwealth examples and on which I want to focus my remarks, those countries include Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, the Maldives, Mauritania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. It is worth mentioning that of those 12 countries, 11 have established Islam as a state religion. The 12th country, Nigeria, has no state...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Imports (7 Oct 2022)

Scott Mann: ... Malawi Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Namibia New Zealand Nigeria North Macedonia Oman Peru Philippines Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Serbia Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Turkey Turks and Caicos UAE Uganda Ukraine Uruguay USA...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran (6 Sep 2022)

Michael Fabricant: The hostility with Iran has caused even greater friendship between the adjoining Arab countries and the state of Israel, so is not now the time to follow the US and some other countries by moving the British embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital of Israel, where its Parliament is, Jerusalem?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Saudi Arabia (5 Sep 2022)

Amanda Milling: The UK is committed to working with Arab and Israeli partners to help deliver shared prosperity and regional security. The Foreign Secretary made clear her commitment to the Abraham Accords at both the UK-Israel Strategic Dialogue on 29 November 2021, and subsequently at the Gulf Cooperation Council-United Kingdom Foreign Ministers' Meeting on 20 December 2021. The UK is working with regional...

Food Insecurity in Developing Countries due to Blockade of Ukrainian Ports - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2022)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...led to at least 2.5 million more people being displaced within their country, some 1.5 million of them returning to their homes. The UNHCR says that the DRC, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen all saw increases of between 100,000 and 500,000 people internally displaced. My noble friend mentioned a global total of 100 million, which is almost incredible. Finally...

Nigeria: Security Situation (19 Jul 2022)

Matthew Offord: ...have demonstrated a level of tactical and strategic attitude, with ISWAP combatants better armed and trained than their predecessors. There are unconfirmed reports that many are heard to speak Arabic instead of Hausa, which indicates the growing participation and influence of extremists from the Sahel and beyond. The decision to reduce attacks on civilian targets has resulted in a rise in...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Nuclear Weapons (18 Jul 2022)

Robert Jenrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to help ensure the security of (a) Israel, (b) the United Arab Emirates, (c) Saudi Arabia and (d) Bahrain if Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability.

Shark Fins Bill (15 Jul 2022)

Ruth Jones: ...an extensive list of companies have banned shark fin soup, including 111 hotels, four supermarket chains and nine restaurants. India has established a ban on imports and exports, and the United Arab Emirates has become the first nation to ban all shark products. International companies such as Amazon, Fairmont Hotels and Carrefour are banning the sale of shark fin soup, and the transport...

Australia Free Trade Agreement - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2022)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...with India and Canada. Negotiations have also been launched with Mexico and with the Gulf Cooperation Council, a customs bloc of six countries made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Negotiations will soon be under way with Israel too and the department has a packed programme of FTA negotiations coming down the track. What we have achieved...

Strategy for International Development (6 Jul 2022)

Layla Moran: ...the breadbasket of the world. That crisis will lead to people dying and to further instability. I also lived in Egypt for a while; we moved there right after the revolution. The reason that the Arab spring happened was the price of tomatoes and bread. That kind of poverty and economic instability lead to political instability. To the points that have been made on both sides of the House I...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

Peter Kyle: ...Ireland Executive collapsed in February, the Prime Minister did not visit Stormont to fulfil the vital role of honest broker to help the parties to find a way forward. He did make it to Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates. Five months later, and only when the challenges in Stormont became unignorable, he found time for a fleeting visit. The biggest challenge facing Northern...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Clothing (24 Jun 2022)

Vicky Ford: ..." programme works to reduce vulnerability to trafficking and forced labour of women and girls who want to work in the care, textiles, clothing, leather and footwear sectors in South Asia and the Arab States. This programme has reached over 380,000 women and girls since 2018. The UK's Presidency of the G7 in 2021 and the resulting commitments from G7 members to tackle forced labour in...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Saudi Arabia (23 Jun 2022)

Amanda Milling: The UK is committed to working with Arab and Israeli partners to help deliver shared prosperity and regional security. The Foreign Secretary made clear her commitment to the Abraham Accords at both the UK-Israel Strategic Dialogue on 29 November, and subsequently at the Gulf Cooperation Council-United Kingdom Foreign Ministers' Meeting on 20 December 2021. The UK is working with regional...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Gulf Cooperation Council Trade Negotiations Update (22 Jun 2022)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: Today I am formally launching free trade negotiations between the UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where I am meeting the GCC Secretary General, His Excellency Dr Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf, and Ministers from the six GCC Member States. In line with our commitments to scrutiny and transparency, the Department for International Trade has published, and placed...


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