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Scottish Parliament: Portfolio Question Time: Universities’ Activities (Palestine Conflict) ( 6 Jun 2024)

Graeme Dey: ...that public money is fully focused on delivering a wellbeing economy. The Scottish Government’s position on the conflict in Palestine is clear: we call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire by all sides. We expect universities, as autonomous bodies, to have in place measures to safeguard students and staff, and to continue to build interfaith relations on campus.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Public Sector Contracts (Illegal Settlements) (30 May 2024)

John Swinney: I acknowledge the seriousness of the issues that Mr Harvie raises with me. The other day, I indicated that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, that the hostages who have been taken should be returned to their loved ones—to whom they should have been returned a long time ago—and that arms sales to Israel should stop. As Mr Harvie correctly said, I went on to say that I believe...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Gaza War: Rafah Attack (28 May 2024)

Declan Kearney: ..., community group and public body can play a part by using legitimate boycott and divestment policies against Israel's war economy. Every single opportunity must be used to demand a permanent ceasefire, a complete withdrawal of all Israeli forces from Gaza and the West Bank, unimpeded humanitarian access into the Gaza Strip and an end to settler colonial expansions. This Netanyahu...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Gaza War: Rafah Attack (28 May 2024)

Paula Bradshaw: ...Rafah area. The UK Government must continue to exert whatever pressure they can on the Israeli Government and convince them that a path must be created towards Palestinian statehood. A meaningful ceasefire must be agreed and the exchange of hostages secured without any further delay. There is no other way forward for the Middle East.

Valedictory Debate (24 May 2024)

Matthew Offord: ...saying that it did not happen, but I can assure you, Madam Deputy Speaker, that it did. I would be one of those hawkish Members who wants to see the issue in Gaza resolved, but I do not believe a ceasefire now would achieve that. I do not want to see any deaths on any side, but when Members said recently in a debate that there had been 30,000 civilian deaths, I tried to challenge that. We...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Armed Conflict (24 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...to convene on the deteriorating situation, which it did on 29 April. The UK will continue to use its position as penholder at the UN Security Council to urge the warring parties to achieve a ceasefire, increase much-needed humanitarian assistance and access, and ensure the protection of civilians.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: UN Security Council (24 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK uses its position as penholder on Sudan at the UN Security Council to urge the warring parties to secure a ceasefire, allow unhindered humanitarian access, protect civilians and commit to a meaningful peace process. Most recently, the UK has used its position to condemn the escalating violence in El Fasher. The UN Security Council agreed a UK-led press statement on 27 April, calling...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Israel (24 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...is to secure a deal which gets the hostages out and allows for a pause in the fighting in Gaza. We must then work with our international partners to turn that pause into a sustainable, permanent ceasefire. The UK wants to bring the Gaza conflict to a sustainable end as quickly as possible.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Humanitarian Aid (24 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...humanitarian access by the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces is resulting in people in Sudan starving. On 8 March, the UK led the Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire for Ramadan and for urgent humanitarian access.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hamas and Israel: Arrest Warrants (24 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: We do not believe that seeking warrants will help get hostages out, get aid in, or deliver a sustainable ceasefire. This remains the UK's priority. As we have also said from the outset, we do not think the ICC has jurisdiction in this case. The UK has not yet recognised Palestine as a state, and Israel is not a State Party to the Rome Statute.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Israel (24 May 2024)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...is to secure a deal which gets the hostages out and allows for a stop in the fighting in Gaza. We must then work with our international partners to turn that pause into a sustainable, permanent ceasefire. We must remain focused on a long-term solution to this crisis - a political horizon for the Palestinians, providing a credible and irreversible pathway towards a two-state solution. We...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Famine (24 May 2024)

Lord Benyon: .... We are working with the UN, other donors and humanitarian agencies to improve and increase the delivery of aid into and across Sudan. We will continue to urge the warring parties to achieve a ceasefire, protect civilians and increase much-needed humanitarian assistance and access.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Sudan (23 May 2024)

Leo Docherty: We have a strong Defence team working on Sudan to monitor the situation and support wider Government work towards a ceasefire. The department retains the option to adjust resource when necessary, to ensure the level of coverage remains appropriate.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Armed Conflict (23 May 2024)

Lord Benyon: ...achieve peace in Sudan, we speak to all parties. We have used our exchanges with the warring parties to strongly condemn atrocities they have perpetrated and to urge them to commit to a permanent ceasefire and meaningful peace process.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Peace Negotiations (23 May 2024)

Lord Benyon: The UK continues to work with a wide range of countries and bodies, including Gulf and African partners, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the UN, to achieve a ceasefire, and a sustained and meaningful peace process that leads to the resumption of civilian rule in Sudan. The UK uses its position as penholder on Sudan at the UN Security Council (UNSC) to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Humanitarian Aid (23 May 2024)

Lord Benyon: ...that obstruction of humanitarian access by the SAF and Rapid Support Forces is resulting in people in Sudan starving. On 8 March, the UK led the Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire for Ramadan and for urgent humanitarian access.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Humanitarian Assistance (23 May 2024)

Lord Benyon: ...'s clear warning that obstruction of humanitarian access by the SAF and RSF is resulting in people in Sudan starving. On 8 March, the UK led the Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire for Ramadan and for urgent humanitarian access.

Israel and Gaza - Statement (22 May 2024)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, we all share the sense of outrage at the massacres on 7 October. Is it not now unrealistic to expect Hamas to give up the remaining hostages for a pause and not a ceasefire, knowing that giving up its main bargaining counter will open the door for Israel to seek to eliminate the remaining Hamas militants in Gaza itself? Can the Minister say what the preferred solution is for the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Casualties (22 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...is to secure a deal which gets the hostages out and allows for a pause in the fighting in Gaza. We must then work with our international partners to turn that pause into a sustainable, permanent ceasefire.


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