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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: British Nationals Abroad (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: Since 5 June 2017, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received 145 calls from British nationals in Qatar. Of the calls relating to the current tensions, all were about visiting or transiting the countries involved. We directed these callers to our updated Qatar travel advice and in-country immigration authorities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Liquefied Natural Gas (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UK has a diverse range of supply sources, including domestic production, pipeline imports from Norway and the continent, and imports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from elsewhere in the world. The ability to draw on a wide range of sources enhances the UK's gas security of supply. We do not assess that the current situation in the Gulf warrants concern for our gas security, but we will...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: Food (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: We continue to monitor the situation closely. We are aware that work-arounds and alternative sourcing have been found, including for dairy products. We are keen for a resolution to the current situation to be found quickly.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arab States: al-Jazeera Satellite Television (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: We frequently raise a range of issues, including freedom of speech, with both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Ministers are also actively engaged on easing the tensions in the Gulf and calling for de-escalation. Regional unity is crucial for the long-term stability of the Middle East.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United Arab Emirates: Freedom of Expression (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: In my meetings with the Deputy Foreign Minister from the United Arab Emirates and my counterparts from the region, I have made it clear that we want de-escalation. In the meantime, we have updated our travel advice to alert British nationals to the recent announcement that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media or by any other means of communication is an offence in the UAE.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Qatar: International Transport (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: We are aware that air carriers registered in Qatar, including Qatar Airways, have restrictions on the airspace they can use. There are currently no direct flights between Qatar and a number of countries, including Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. We understand that alternative routes are being used for commercial shipping to and from Qatar. We continue to monitor the situation...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...done, for their bravery and their courage. We can never repay the debt we owe them. When we look back before this tragedy, though, there is not one group of heroes that we all praise. With one group of firefighters, the previous Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who is now Foreign Secretary, had such a bad working relationship that he spoke about them in such an unfair manner and would never...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan and Sudan: Human Rights (27 Jun 2017)

Rory Stewart: The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) has not recently met with his counterparts in Sudan and South Sudan. However, Sudan and South Sudan are human rights priority countries for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We regularly raise our concerns with senior Ministers in both governments and,...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson:, saying that we have a great economy and a bright future. She is entirely correct. My hon. Friends the Members for Fareham (Suella Fernandes), for Witney (Robert Courts), for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson) and for Stratford-on-Avon (Nadhim Zahawi), and many others, raised their voices in favour of free trade and free trade deals. Not a single Labour voice—not the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Human Rights Council (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UK is strongly committed to the protection and promotion of human rights worldwide. As such, the government's priority for all sessions of the UN Human Rights Council is to ensure that it holds those responsible for human rights violations and abuses to account, that it effectively addresses global threats to human rights, and that it strengthens safeguards and protections for the future....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Human Rights Council: Reform (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: The Government strongly supports the Human Rights Council (HRC), the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and his Office in promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. The UK supports reform aimed at ensuring competitive HRC membership elections, as well as efforts to support and increase the capacity of Small States to strengthen engagement with the Council and its mechanisms. The UK...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sanctions (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: Following publication on 21 April 2017 of the White Paper on the UK's future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions, we remained in a period of public consultation until the 23 June. We intend to provide a government response to the consultation before introduction of the Bill when parliamentary timetabling permits.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: UN Human Rights Council (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: I have discussed the UN Human Rights Council with the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and stressed our appreciation for the US' contribution to the Council's work.

Members Sworn (14 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: ...honourable Gregory David Clark, Tunbridge Wells Right honourable Sir Patrick Allen McLoughlin, Derbyshire Dales Right honourable Elizabeth Mary Truss, South West Norfolk Right honourable Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip Right honourable James Peter Brokenshire, Old Bexley and Sidcup Right honourable Brandon Kenneth Lewis, Great Yarmouth Right honourable...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: Finally, Boris Johnson wrote on 26 June 2016: “The only change—and it will not come in any great rush—is that the UK will extricate itself from the EU’s extraordinary and opaque system of legislation.”

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...polite and decent, and for having listened. We may not be where a lot of us want to be, but the Government have listened and there has been a lot of movement. I, too, acknowledge the commitment of the Minister, Jo Johnson. I have never seen a Minister so assiduous in attending the stages of a Bill in the way that he has with this one, and it shows visibly that he is listening. I also thank...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 April 2017. The correct answer should have been: ​The UK has been at the forefront of those making the case that those found responsible for chemical weapons attacks must be held to account. A UK-US-French attempt to agree UN sanctions in response to previous chemical weapons attacks was vetoed by Russia and China...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Exports (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: The key issue when considering export licence applications under Criterion Two of the Consolidated EU & National Arms Export Licensing Criteria is whether there is a clear risk that the items to be licensed might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law. It is not necessary, nor always possible, to make a determination about specific past...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: My department has received such notifications on 26 occasions since 26 March 2015. Information on denials is shared between EU Member States on a confidential basis and it is not possible to provide further information on specific refusal notifications.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (27 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​We remain deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Yemen. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights plays a vital role in objectively monitoring and reporting on human rights in Yemen. The UK welcomes the Government of Yemen's commitment to cooperate with the UN on the protection of human rights.

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