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Former Conservative MP, Uxbridge and South Ruislip , 7 Jun 2001 – 3 May 2017


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Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Finally, Boris Johnson wrote on 26 June 2016: “The only change—and it will not come in any great rush—is that the UK will extricate itself from the EU’s extraordinary and opaque system of legislation.”

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...polite and decent, and for having listened. We may not be where a lot of us want to be, but the Government have listened and there has been a lot of movement. I, too, acknowledge the commitment of the Minister, Jo Johnson. I have never seen a Minister so assiduous in attending the stages of a Bill in the way that he has with this one, and it shows visibly that he is listening. I also thank...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 April 2017. The correct answer should have been: ​The UK has been at the forefront of those making the case that those found responsible for chemical weapons attacks must be held to account. A UK-US-French attempt to agree UN sanctions in response to previous chemical weapons attacks was vetoed by Russia and China...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Exports (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: The key issue when considering export licence applications under Criterion Two of the Consolidated EU & National Arms Export Licensing Criteria is whether there is a clear risk that the items to be licensed might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law. It is not necessary, nor always possible, to make a determination about specific past...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: My department has received such notifications on 26 occasions since 26 March 2015. Information on denials is shared between EU Member States on a confidential basis and it is not possible to provide further information on specific refusal notifications.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​We remain deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Yemen. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights plays a vital role in objectively monitoring and reporting on human rights in Yemen. The UK welcomes the Government of Yemen's commitment to cooperate with the UN on the protection of human rights.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Arms Export Policy Team assessed a total of 355 export licence applications in 2015-16 and a further 355 export licence applications in 2016-17. While complex or sensitive cases are referred to me or the relevant Minister, I am unable to provide accurate statistics on the number of such referrals in the time available.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: In 2015-16 351 export licence applications were approved by the Department for International Trade following advice from the FCO, representing a proportion of 99.1%. 354 applications out of a total of 355 were similarly approved in 2016-17, representing 99.7% of the total. Whilst complex or sensitive cases are referred to me or the relevant Minister, I am unable to provide accurate statistics...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Blasphemy and Religious Freedom (27 Apr 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...Zafarullah Khan, the Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Human Rights. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) discussed the misuse of the blasphemy laws and the importance we attach to safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Capital Punishment (27 Apr 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...Khan, the Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Human Rights. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) discussed our human rights concerns and the importance we attach to upholding the rule of law during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chemical Weapons Convention (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The UK has received no formal requests for assistance under the Article X provisions. However, in the last three years we have contributed to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' programme to provide training assistance for States Parties in East Africa and South East Asia. The UK also assisted with the production of a treatment guide for victims of chemical...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​We welcome the Government of Iraq's decision to invite the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to support its investigations into chemical weapons use in Iraq. Iraq's findings confirmed the use of sulphur mustard in Iraq by a non-State actor in 2015 and 2016. We condemn the use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere. Those who commit such atrocities must be held...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​​The UK has been at the forefront of those making the case that those found responsible for chemical weapons attacks must be held to account. A UK-US-French attempt to agree UN sanctions in response to previous chemical weapons attacks was vetoed by Russia and China in the UN Security Council on 28 February. In March we helped secure agreement from the EU to add 4 Syrian military...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Western Sahara: Politics and Government (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​Monitoring the security situation in the Western Sahara is one of the key responsibilities of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Government maintains a close dialogue with MINURSO and with the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York. We support the UN Secretary General's calls on both parties to the Western Sahara dispute to exercise...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Islamic State: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism confirmed last year Daesh responsibility for at least one attack in Syria in 2015 using sulphur mustard. There have been a number of further subsequent alleged uses of chemical weapons by non state actors in Iraq, including in recent weeks. Whether the materials for such attacks were produced at...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW) is responsible for verifying Syria's declaration and its Director General has reported to the Executive Council that despite a significant amount of time and resource devoted to engagement with the Syrian authorities over the last three years, "gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies remain in the Government of Syria's...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​We support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and UK officials are discussing the UN Security Council Resolution that does this with Security Council partners. Previous Resolutions have stressed the importance of improving the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps. We will continue to support efforts to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The Government's priority is that the Khan Sheikhoun attack is investigated and that those responsible are held to account. Once the Fact Finding Mission has determined that chemical weapons have or have likely been used in Syria, it is for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to seek to attribute responsibility. We will work with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​In March 2017, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council agreed an approach proposed by Iraq to dealing with the remaining remnants of Saddam-era chemical weapons programme remaining in bunkers at Al-Muthanna in Iraq. We understand that the remaining materials are in poor condition which makes them hazardous to access and handle. However we continue to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​It is the responsibility of the Government of Iraq to investigate alleged use of chemical weapons on its territory. At Iraqi request, and in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has provided assistance to the Iraqi authorities over the past two years to support their investigation into such allegations. We therefore...


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