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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

David Lidington: ..., we are having to confront those challenges in the context of a shifting balance of world power, with a Russia that is aggressive and actively seeking to divide democratic European states, a China that is assertive and offering economic opportunity but championing a model for government and society at odds with that embedded in our own democratic and liberal values, and a United States...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Fracking: China (10 Jun 2019)

David Lidington: All of the support we provide through our Prosperity Fund is already very carefully considered, including to the energy sector in China. The overall purpose of the Fund is to promote inclusive growth whilst contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Fund’s climate change and energy programmes all support the SDGs, including SDG 7 (affordable, reliable, sustainable modern...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jun 2019)

David Lidington: ...30 years yesterday since the tragic and shocking events in which so many people lost their lives while protesting peacefully in and around Tiananmen Square. The sad truth today is that people in China are still unable to exercise their right to protest peacefully—a right given to them by international agreements to which the Chinese Government have signed up. We continue to urge the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prosperity Fund: Fossil Fuels (28 Mar 2019)

David Lidington: ...down as follows: Mexico Mexico Oil and Gas Supply Chain Mapping £67,955 Health, Safety and Environment Seminar £10,000 UK Capabilities in Mexico’s Oil and gas sector £9,000 China UK-China commercial collaboration on unconventional Gas £19,882 A visit by the UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) to meet with key players in China to demonstrate UK’s expertise, leading...

Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Prosperity Fund Annual Report 2017/18 (15 Nov 2018)

David Lidington: ...; innovation and technology; increasing trade; financial and economic reform; and ease of doing business. Priority countries and regions include: Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, South Africa, China, India and Southeast Asia. In 2017/18 the total spend for the Fund was £63 million, of which £7 million was for non-ODA activities. Several programmes are already delivering, like the DFID...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

David Lidington: I have been asked to reply. Mr right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is in China, building on the existing strong ties between our two countries, and she is accompanied by the largest business delegation that this Government have yet led.

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

David Lidington: My hon. Friend makes a very cogent point. The Government are concerned that China continues to regard North Koreans fleeing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as economic migrants rather than treating them as refugees under the terms of the 1951 UN convention. As we all know, the scale of human rights abuses in North Korea is too severe for the international community, including...

Business of the House (8 Sep 2016)

David Lidington: ...Prime Minister said during her statement on the G20 yesterday that she had raised the question of over-production on global markets in the plenary session of the G20 leaders while she had been in China and that she hoped that that would lead to the international powers considering a way forward to manage this.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council (18 July 2016) (14 Jul 2016)

David Lidington: ...and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. The meeting will be held in Brussels. Foreign Affairs Council The agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) is expected to include Latin America, China, and external migration. Ms Mogherini is expected to raise in her introductory remarks a number of topics, including: climate diplomacy; Security Sector Reform and Capacity Building for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council (20 June) and General Affairs Council (24 June) (15 Jun 2016)

David Lidington: ...Council (FAC) is expected to include the Arctic, Sahel, Middle East Peace Process and Macedonia. Ms. Mogherini is expected to raise Libya, Burma, Cultural Diplomacy and the forthcoming EU-China Summit in her opening remarks. The Arctic The UK will support the proposed Council Conclusions on the Arctic which we expect to be adopted at the Council, following the publication of the Joint...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Apr 2016)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary is currently in Vietnam holding meetings with Vietnamese Ministers about trade and political relations. This follows visits to China, where among other things he pressed the Chinese authorities for action to bring greater stability to world steel markets, and to Japan, where he represented the United Kingdom at a meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers.

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

David Lidington: .... Friend, but time is very limited. The reality is that the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations are largely directed by blocs of countries and very large nations such as China and the United States. I believe that the interests of the British people are better served not simply by having a separate flag and name plate on the table, but by playing a leading role...

UK’s Relationship with the EU (2 Feb 2016)

David Lidington: I think that if my hon. Friend looks at the detail of the Iceland-China agreement, he will see that it provides more political opportunities for China to develop the relationship with Iceland, rather than any opportunities for Iceland to sell goods or services on the Chinese market. When negotiating trade access with a country of 1.3 billion or 1.4 billion people, we get more leverage as part...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment (14 Jan 2016)

David Lidington: ...resources should focus on countries ready to engage in a dialogue about capital punishment likely to lead to reform. Many of the countries prioritised in 2010, including Tunisia, Morocco, China and the USA, have implemented reforms in the intervening five years. For example, the Caribbean has maintained its de facto moratorium. The most recent comprehensive list of countries in which we...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Officers (11 Jan 2016)

David Lidington: The number of press and public relations staff employed in each organisation is as follows: FCO Services: 0.5 full-time equivalent Wilton Park: 0 The British Council: 7 The Great Britain-China Centre: 0 The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission: 0 The Westminster Foundation for Democracy: 0 i) The number of press and public relations employees who earn more than £50,000 in each...

Iranian Nuclear Programme (2 Jul 2015)

David Lidington: ...be very pessimistic and say that the six will not be able to maintain solidarity—so far, there has been a very good working relationship among the three EU members, the United States, Russia and China, but were something to go wrong, it would remain the reality that the three European countries and the United States would constitute a majority on the joint committee. On access, it is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council: 22 – 23 June (1 Jul 2015)

David Lidington: ...at a multilateral level, as part of a re-energised EU approach to the region. There was an emphasis on trade and economic cooperation, including in the exchange of views on relations with China, ahead of the EU-China Summit, which took place on 29 June 2015. There was also discussion of developing better connectivity in Asia, with a focus on ensuring compatibility with European transport...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council: 22 and 23 June (16 Jun 2015)

David Lidington: ...with Asia on traditional and non-traditional security challenges which affect all our interests, including involvement with regional multilateral structures such as the East Asia Summit. On China, the UK will encourage Member States to push for agreement on a substantial Investment Agreement, and to agree to seek a reference to an EU-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the EU-China...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Billing (11 Mar 2015)

David Lidington: ...Council 0%** Westminster Foundation for Democracy 31% Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission 89% Wilton Park Data could only be provided at disproportionate cost Great Britain China Centre Data could only be provided at disproportionate cost *This response relates to the UK only. Information regarding invoices paid by the FCO, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China (12 Feb 2015)

David Lidington: ...to raise climate change with Chinese counterparts, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Minister responsible for climate change. Sir David King most recently visited China in January 2015.


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