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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Darfur: International Criminal Court (17 Apr 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Government's policy is to encourage States to comply with their international legal obligations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in particular with the execution of ICC arrest warrants. We pursue this policy through a range of fora, including the Security Council. The Government is deeply concerned that individuals indicted in relation to Darfur are still at...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Sanctions (17 Apr 2018)

Boris Johnson: We have consistently called for the imposition of a UN arms embargo with immediate effect. This would build on the EU arms embargo dating from 1994, and the US embargo announced in February of this year. We continue to encourage the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development to ensure that the consequences for those who seek to spoil the High Level Revitalisation Forum are clearly set out...

Syria: Syria (16 Apr 2018)

...Philip Hollobone Adam Holloway John Howell Nigel Huddleston Eddie Hughes Jeremy Hunt Nick Hurd Alister Jack Margot James Sajid Javid Ranil Jayawardena Bernard Jenkin Andrea Jenkyns Robert Jenrick Boris Johnson Caroline Johnson Gareth Johnson Jo Johnson Andrew Jones David Jones Marcus Jones Daniel Kawczynski Gillian Keegan Seema Kennedy Stephen Kerr Greg Knight Julian Knight Kwasi Kwarteng...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: Human Rights (16 Apr 2018)

Boris Johnson: As of Monday 9 April 2018, members of the Tunisian parliament continue to discuss proposals to extend the mandate of the Truth and Dignity Commission. A consensus has not yet been reached, but I am encouraged by the statements of many of the parties involved, including those in government, reiterating their support for the transitional justice process. Our Embassy in Tunis will continue to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burundi: Politics and Government (16 Apr 2018)

Boris Johnson: Our non-resident Ambassador and officials regularly visit for consultations with the Burundi Government. In our engagements with the Government of Burundi we make clear that while sovereign nations are free to change their constitutions, Presidential term limits should not be changed for the benefit of the incumbent.

Brexit: Health and Welfare - Motion to Take Note (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Dykes: ...or transferring overseas. I share the contempt enunciated by previous speakers—including the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, herself—for the infamous red bus used in the pro-Brexit campaign, with Boris Johnson triumphant and chortling at the untruths written on its side; we now know that to be so. As a keen European as well as a patriotic Britisher, I am glad to say that there is...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Relations (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: I regularly discuss future and existing foreign policy cooperation with my EU counterparts, including at the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 19 March.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Politics and Government (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: The ties between the UK and US are of vital importance to the prosperity and national security of both countries. Since the referendum result, the UK has maintained an ongoing and productive dialogue with the US, including on how we will strengthen cooperation after the UK leaves the EU. There are no plans to publish a position paper on this.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: Following the abhorrent chemical attack in Salisbury, I have had a number of discussions with counterparts across the EU, the US and elsewhere, which has helped to foster an unprecedented, robust, international response to this reckless Russian act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service: Funding (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: I am delighted that, as a result of conversations with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I was able last week to announce the creation of 250 new diplomatic positions and 10 new sovereign posts, which means that for the first time in years this country has the most sovereign posts of any European diplomatic service, and more than France.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: The Commonwealth (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Commonwealth is a unique global framework. Its members are home to a third of the world’s population, with a combined GDP last year of over $10 trillion. That shows the extraordinary potential of the Commonwealth summit in London next month. We have a fantastic programme and agenda that includes the discussion of cyber, free trade and free trade deals, how to rid the world’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: FIFA World Cup (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: Mr Speaker, may I crave your indulgence to prostrate myself before you and to apologise for any inadvertent sexism or discourtesy that you may have deemed me to be guilty of? I heartily tender my apologies to the right hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury (Emily Thornberry) if she was offended by what I said. I meant no harm, and I apologise unreservedly if I have offended her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (27 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: My immediate priority is to help to mobilise international support following the horrifying event in Salisbury, and I am greatly encouraged by the response so far. I am also preparing for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London next month, which will be one of the biggest summits this country has ever hosted and a unique opportunity to renew the Commonwealth and take forward...

EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: This has been an extraordinary day when, across the world, Britain’s allies have proved that if it was the Kremlin’s goal to intimidate us, to divide us from our friends, to make an example of Britain and to deter other countries from matching our robustness, its strategy could not have boomeranged in a more spectacular fashion. Tonight, there will be amazement in the Kremlin at...

European Council - Statement (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: .... It is interesting to see that there is a commitment to, “review progress in June, with Foreign Ministers being tasked to report back ahead of the next Council”— we have great confidence that Boris Johnson will succeed in doing that—and that the Secretary of State for International Trade will, “continue to support preparations in the EU to defend our...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: Human Rights (26 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Truth and Dignity Commission is in the process of extending its mandate to 31 December 2018, and has started submitting cases of human rights violations to the newly created transitional justice chambers. This is an important step. I have made clear to the Tunisian Foreign Minister, including on his visit to London last October, the UK’s support for Tunisia as it continues on its...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: Human Rights (26 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Truth and Dignity Commission is authorised by the Tunisian transitional justice mechanism to refer cases involving perpetrators of human rights abuses to the transitional justice chambers for prosecution. The Tunisian Government has committed itself to establishing a Dignity and Rehabilitation Fund to provide reparations to the victims of abuses, and is considering funding options.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia: Politics and Government (26 Mar 2018)

Boris Johnson: The Tunisian Government has committed itself to establishing a constitutional court in the near future. It has made provision for the court’s initial budget in the 2018 Finance Law. The election process for the twelve members of the constitutional court has begun.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (22 Mar 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: her work on this issue, but also to her continuing support on the important issues of the empowerment and education of women, and of LGBT rights. In this context, let me assure noble Lords that 12 years of quality education is something that my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has put at the heart and soul of British foreign policy. We have received strong...

Grenfell Tower - Statement (22 Mar 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...debt of gratitude for the work they have done and continue to do. I also put on record—I have mentioned this many times—that the firefighters are still waiting for the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to apologise for the offensive comments he made about firefighters in the past. He is still silent on this, and of course he is a man who is not normally known for not...

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