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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Horn of Africa: Armed Conflict and Climate Change (14 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa. In January, the Minister for Africa announced a £17 million package of emergency humanitarian assistance to address critical needs in Ethiopia (£5 million), South Sudan (£3 million), Somalia (£8 million) and Kenya (£1 million). In February, a further £5.5 million of support was allocated for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We echoed the concerns of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in a statement to the UN Security Council on 28 March. Ministers, British Embassy staff in Khartoum and FCDO officials also continue to raise our concerns at the situation and encourage all Sudanese political actors to engage in the talks facilitated by the UN and African Union (AU) to resolve the crisis. Most...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Armed Conflict (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are appalled at the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and the destruction of medical facilities in northern Ethiopia, which is clearly impacting the availability and accessibility of support for survivors. The UK has been funding the delivery of lifesaving health and social services including reproductive health kits and supplies and clinical management to prevent HIV...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Venezuela: Wagner Group (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are deeply concerned by Wagner Group deployments to the Central African Republic, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Sudan, Syria and Ukraine. We continue to monitor reports of Russian mercenaries in Venezuela, including reports that mercenaries who are either part of or affiliated to the Wagner Group have conducted activities in support of the Maduro regime. Illegal gold mining in Venezuela...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Food Supply (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The conflict in Ethiopia has caused huge levels of suffering. The UN estimates that more than 9 million people are in need food assistance in northern Ethiopia. The situation is most critical in Tigray where 5.2 million people require life-saving aid. Due to restrictions imposed the Government of Ethiopia and as a result of active conflict there has been negligible overland humanitarian...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Humanitarian Aid (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government remains concerned by the humanitarian situation in Nigeria, and we continue to encourage the Nigerian Government to take urgent action to protect communities at risk of conflict and crisis, and to implement long-term solutions that address the root causes of insecurity. For example, our governance programme, PERL (Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn) has been working in...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea and Russia: Military Bases (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Russia has long sought to pursue interests on the Red Sea. We continually monitor developments in the region.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Humanitarian Aid (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Between financial years 2014-15 and 2020-21, approximately 11 percent of UK bilateral aid to Nigeria through legacy Department for International Development (DFID), legacy Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has been spent in Nigeria's Middle Belt. This percentage is an estimate, covering only bilateral UK spend funded by DFID and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea: Non-governmental Organisations (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: No UK-based humanitarian organisations are operating in Eritrea due to the restrictions imposed by the Eritrean Government in the early 2000s. These restrictions apply to all international NGOs. The UK has committed £500,000 of targeted humanitarian assistance through UNICEF in 2021/22, mainly to treat and prevent acute malnutrition of children and women, and mitigate the risk of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea: Foreign Relations (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK and Eritrea have diplomatic relations. We use that to pursue areas of agreement and disagreement. We see human rights, development, regional issues and Ukraine on very different terms, which we make very clear.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Darfur: Internally Displaced People (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The humanitarian situation in Sudan is serious, including in Darfur where the UN report that at least 89,000 people have been displaced since October 2021. To help address the situation, the UK contributed £27 million in 2021 to humanitarian assistance in Sudan, which provided approximately 1.2 million people with live-saving assistance such as food, cash and voucher support, safe drinking...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Peat Bogs: Conservation (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: England's peatlands are our largest terrestrial carbon store. They provide a home for rare wildlife, regulate our water supply and provide a record of the past. However, we know we need to do more to restore our peatlands to their natural state so that they can provide these vital ecosystem services. In the Net Zero Strategy, we committed to aim to restore approximately 280,000 hectares of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: There is no formal Government assessment of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in agricultural land in England. The Environment Agency has undertaken some analysis of PFAS in soils as part of a work programme to examine the impacts of land spreading in England. Perfluorooctanoic acid and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, two PFAS substances which are designated Persistent...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Products: Imports (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We have pledged to bring forward legislation to ban imports of hunting trophies from thousands of species. This ban will be among the strongest in the world, leading the way in protecting endangered animals. We intend to bring this forward as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Products: Imports (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We remain committed to bringing forward legislation to ban imports of hunting trophies from thousands of species. This ban will be among the strongest in the world, leading the way in protecting endangered animals. We will bring this forward as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Musicians: EU Countries (4 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government has fulfilled its commitment to the British public to take back control of our borders and introduce a single global immigration system. We have clarified mobility arrangements under the new system when concerns have been raised, including in the case of musicians travelling between the UK and EU. On youth mobility, we remain open to negotiating reciprocal Youth Mobility Scheme...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Climate Change: Water Supply (1 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report is clear that the effects of climate change have not been felt equally across the world, and this trend will continue. Water scarcity is one of the ways people are most likely to experience climate change. Our latest assessments can be found on the Knowledge For Development Water Learning Journey website (K4D Learning Journey on...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Foxes: Urban Areas (1 Apr 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Current estimates are that there are about 255,000 foxes in England of which about half live in urban areas, giving an estimated urban population of about 127,500. There has been no assessment of trend in fox populations for the period since 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea: Embassies (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The British Embassy in Asmara is open. Opening hours can be found on the Embassy page on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Pollution (31 Mar 2022)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is proud to have supported the proposal by Rwanda and Peru that led to the ambitious resolution on ending plastic pollution agreed at the continuation of the 5th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in March 2022. As laid out in the adopted resolution, a series of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meetings will be held to negotiate the content of the treaty....


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