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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Royal Yacht (27 Mar 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 23 March 2017 There have been no formal discussions between the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) and the private sector on the construction or commissioning of a new royal yacht. A new royal yacht is not on the Government's agenda. If private money is raised, we wish donors well.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Royal Yacht (27 Mar 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 23 March 2017 The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) has not had any formal discussions with the Secretary of State for Department for International Trade, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) on the effect of a privately-funded royal yacht for securing trade deals.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers (27 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: The following numbers of UK-based staff were employed in overseas roles in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region (including Russia) in each Financial Year since 2012/13. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts on page 29 in February 2013, the FCO realigned previous staffing figures to better reflect guidance issued by the Office of National Statistics, for example it...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff (27 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​In 2013, the FCO designated all speaker slots across the network as minimum C1 Operational level. This is equivalent to degree level. Officers no longer take exams at Functional/ Intermediate or Confidence levels. The number of officers who have passed the exams at the requested levels is as follows: C1/C2 Functional Confidence 2010 100 57 119 2011 96 57 118 ...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers (27 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​As of February 2017, the FCO has 648 speaker slots across 111 countries. Officers in speaker slots complete a period of full time language training in advance of taking up their role overseas. This training enables officers to reach C1 Operational level (equivalent to degree level) in the language spoken in the country to which they are posted. Currently 65 per cent of full-time...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers (27 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: The following numbers of UK-based staff were employed in overseas roles in the Middle East and North Africa region in each Financial Year since 2012/13. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts at page 29 in February 2013, the FCO realigned previous staffing figures to better reflect guidance issued by the Office of National Statistics, for example it excluded all staff...

Scottish Parliament: Justice for Yazidi People (23 Mar 2017)

Alexander Stewart: ...continued to terrorise people throughout the middle east and to attack innocent civilians across the globe. Last September, in collaboration with his counterparts in Belgium and Iraq, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, launched a global campaign to hold Daesh to account for its crimes. That has to happen, so Governments around the world have to unite. The UK Government is working with...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...of arrangements that might become in time a multilateral organisation—a sort of revived Western European Union of blessed memory? Does this announcement mean that security in Europe and around its neighbourhood remains the first priority for UK defence, in contradiction to Boris Johnson’s promise that British forces are going to sail off again east of Suez to defend India and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: a) The Foreign & Commonwealth Office received approximately £661.7 million from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in the financial year 2016/17. This figure includes assessed Peacekeeping contributions. b) The Foreign & Commonwealth Office received approximately £55 million funding from the Prosperity Fund in the financial year 2016/17.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Rohingya (21 Mar 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...access and a credible investigation into reports of violations. During his recent visit to Burma in January, the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), raised similar concerns with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as well as military-appointed government ministers. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: a) Below is a list of countries in which the FCO spent funds allocated from the core discretionary allocation Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in FY16/17 in line with NSC direction and oversight. Some exclusions have been made on the grounds of operational security; Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Burundi, Chad, Colombia, Democratic...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: Details of projects funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and the Prosperity Fund will be released in Spring 2017 as part of the FCO's Official Development Assistance spend data. Both funds plan to release an annual report on 2016/17 this year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office was allocated £466 million to spend on official development assistance (ODA) in 2016-17. ODA is formally measured on a calendar year basis. Provisional spending figures for 2016 will be published in April.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: Table 1.6 of Budget 2017 does not include any funding allocated to the FCO from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in 2017-18, 2018-19 or 2019-20. Only £5m in 2017/18, rising to £6m from 18/19 to 19/20, of the total Prosperity Fund is currently included in the FCO baseline.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Developing Countries: Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: All spending on official development assistance by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office must comply with the International Development Act.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Islamic State (21 Mar 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...Government is committed to ensuring there is no impunity for the heinous crimes committed by Daesh, as shown by the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson)'s launching of the Global Bringing Daesh to Justice campaign. We expect all suspected Daesh fighters to be processed by the Iraqi authorities in accordance with Iraqi law. We also...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Foreign Relations (17 Mar 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Bonn on 16 February. During the meeting they reaffirmed our two countries shared goals and agreed to work together on a range of global issues including Russia.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (16 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The UK is currently assessing the implications for Government Departments which would result from ratification of Protocol V of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The UK already abides by the spirit of the Protocol and is committed to its humanitarian aims.

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Reports on Implications for Scotland) (15 Mar 2017)

Stuart McMillan: ...who care about the EU enjoy their day. If the UK Government respects 25 March, it will garner some credibility, which at the moment is in short supply. The Foreign Secretary’s comments have not helped. Boris Johnson’s attempt to compare the EU and Hitler was ill advised, to say the least. He said: “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically....

51. Penalties for Enablers of Defeated Avoidance (National Insurance Contributions) (14 Mar 2017)

...insurance contributions. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions; That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Boris Johnson, Secretary Sajid Javid, Secretary Justine Greening, Mr David Gauke, Simon Kirby and Jane Ellison bring in the Bill.


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