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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cameroon: Refugees (6 Jun 2018)

Boris Johnson: ​The Minister for Africa raised this issue with the Secretary General to the Cameroonian President when he visited London last month. She reinforced that Cameroon must respect its international obligations to protect refugees. Our High Commissions in Abuja and Yaoundé are following this issue closely and continue to stress the importance of protecting the rights of refugees...

UK and the Western Balkans (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...are either members or prospective members. However, the situation in Serbia, which does not seek NATO membership, and Kosovo, which, as we have heard, is not recognised as a state by some NATO members, requires a level of diplomatic management that we are not accustomed to seeing from Boris Johnson. As the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, said, it is welcome that the western Balkan summit on 10...

Bills Presented: Ivory (23 May 2018)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Michael Gove, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Boris Johnson, Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Secretary Matt Hancock, Andrew Leadsom and Dr Thérèse Coffey, presented a Bill to prohibit dealing in ivory, and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia (23 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The conflict in Yemen is now in its fourth year. Houthi rebels took the capital Sana’a by force in 2014 and displaced the legitimate Government of Yemen, as recognised by the UN Security Council. Coalition action is designed to facilitate the restoration of effective governance. The Houthis have consistently failed to adhere to UN Security Council Resolutions, including by launching...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: ...resourcing that were raised by the shadow Home Secretary. In the years immediately preceding my election to the London Assembly, and my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) being voted in as the Mayor of London, the murder rate in London reached unacceptable levels. Without a shadow of doubt, the previous Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, had not...

Transport Emissions: Urban Areas (22 May 2018)

Michael Gove: ...on precisely the area that she draws attention to. We have spent £1.2 billion on a cycling and walking investment strategy. When my colleague the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) was Mayor of London, he introduced a cycle lane network across the capital, which has contributed hugely to an increase in the number of people cycling across the capital. I...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Boris Johnson (22 May 2018)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 116, if he will place in the Library a copy of the transcript of his appearance on the US TV programme Fox and Friends on 7 May 2018.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Provision of Early Recovery Assistance to the Overseas Territories (21 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The United Kingdom is strongly committed to supporting the recovery of the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund we committed £72 million to support the immediate needs of the affected Territories...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Diplomatic Relations (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The UK has a special and enduring relationship with the United States based on our long history and commitment to shared values. Last week I saw the Vice President, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State to further strengthen those ties. No two countries will agree on every issue, but the US remains our No. 1 friend, ally and partner.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: On leaving the EU, the UK will pursue an independent foreign policy, but we would be open to co-operating closely, where this is in our shared interest. We are currently in discussions with the EU on our future security partnership, and we continue to discuss this with our counterparts across Europe. The UK has also published online our vision for the future external security relationship.

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (15 May 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...McLeish, was reported as saying that “Tory ministers will use a ‘power grab’ to ‘trample over Scotland’ and strike trade deals with Donald Trump.” That is the President Trump that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was cooing over last weekend as he tried to encourage the UK to ditch what he described as “the lunar pull of Brussels”. Boris...

Scottish Parliament: Nakba 70th Anniversary (15 May 2018)

Alasdair Allan: .... I add my own condemnation of the Israeli Government’s actions to the condemnation that has been heard from around this chamber and from around the world. The cabinet secretary is writing to the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to express the Scottish Government’s shock over the loss of life and her own dismay over the totally disproportionate response of the Israeli...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: If every girl in the world had 12 years of quality education, this world would be infinitely safer, vastly more prosperous and better, which is why education for girls is at the heart of Government policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Diplomatic Relations (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: During the recent Heads of Government meeting at the Commonwealth summit, we announced the opening of nine new missions, to great acclaim throughout the Commonwealth. They include six high commissions in Lesotho, Swaziland, the Bahamas, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu. As I have told the House before, we are expanding the UK diplomatic network to become the biggest in Europe.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran Nuclear Deal (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: As the House will understand, the UK continues to work hard with all our friends and partners—particularly the other European signatories to the joint comprehensive plan of action—to keep that deal alive. We believe that it is of fundamental importance that Iran was not in breach of the JCPOA last week. It is still not in breach of the JCPOA this week. There are advantages to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Diplomatic Relations (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: Russia’s use of an illegal nerve agent in Salisbury was met with an unprecedented global, diplomatic rebuff, in the sense that 28 countries expelled a total of 153 diplomats. The House will understand, therefore, the balance between the UK and Russia in expulsions of operatives: we lost a handful of people involved in the security side, while they lost about 153 across the world—a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: G7 Agreements (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The most important conclusion of the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting was that we condemned roundly Russia’s disruptive activity and, at the suggestion of the UK, launched a new G7 group to tackle malign state behaviour, building on a Canadian initiative, and to defend democracies from foreign interference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: I am deeply saddened by the loss of life in Gaza, where peaceful protests are being exploited by extremists. I urge Israel to show restraint in the use of live fire, and I take this opportunity to repeat the UK’s commitment to a two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital. My other priority is to preserve the gains made through the Iran nuclear deal. I am working closely...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: BBC World Service Objectives, Priorities and Targets (14 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The BBC Chairman and I have agreed the “Objectives, Priorities and Targets” (OPTs) for the BBC World Service Licence. The OPTs have been set for a five-year period 2017-2022. The Licence can be found on the BBC website ( ucture/bbcstructure). The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ethiopia: Security (10 May 2018)

Boris Johnson: The British Government is concerned by recent clashes along the internal border between Somali Regional State and Oromia. We have reinforced the need for all actors to resolve grievances peacefully rather than through violence, and for all security forces to exercise restraint. I welcome the focus placed on this by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy, including in his visit to Jijiga, capital...

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