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The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: My Department continues to support EU exit negotiations, and the Government work to strengthen our relations with partners worldwide. As a champion of free trade, we will continue to seize the opportunities afforded by Brexit and guarantee our long-term global prosperity.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Ukraine (11 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: The UK is in the lead on this issue, helping Ukraine to make the vital reforms that it needs, and to continue to crack down on corruption, which is so important if we are going to encourage long-term and continued investment in a successful Ukraine.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Climate Change (11 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: The United Kingdom was instrumental in securing the Paris agreement on climate change. We are helping other countries to meet their targets and we are confident that we will be able to meet our own groundbreaking target of reducing emissions by 80% by 2050.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (11 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: My immediate priority is to help to resolve the tensions in the Gulf, where Britain has old friendships and vital interests. That is why I have just returned from visits to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, where I reinforced the need for dialogue and de-escalation. Tomorrow, I will attend a summit in Trieste on the western Balkans region, where the UK is playing a vital role in guaranteeing...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (7 Jul 2017)

Mark Field: ...that it remains a legally binding treaty until 2047, is registered with the UN and continues to be in force. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), also discussed Hong Kong issues at a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 16 February 2017. To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special...

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: ...it must be tough, living next to a disruptive neighbour you can’t stand, you try to get rid of, and you can’t get on with. We then receive in the press the wisdom of the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), who, according to a spokesperson, “supports the idea of public sector workers getting a better pay deal”. This is followed by his...

Brexit: Acquired Rights (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Union, although I sometimes feel that some of the outrageous claims made by the leave campaign need referencing again. We forget “£350 million a week for the NHS if we leave Europe”, when Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and others stood in front of that poster during the leave campaign. Of course, they were given the opportunity to vote for that in the Commons, but they voted...

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...for their release on humanitarian grounds. Labour remains committed to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, based on a two-state solution: a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine. I agree with the committee’s criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to distance himself from the French diplomatic efforts last year to reach a solution in the Middle...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (4 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: Allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria have continued, mostly alleging use of chlorine by the regime. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) Fact Finding Mission looks at such allegations to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to investigate, and if so to determine whether chemical weapons were used. We condemn all use of chemical weapons and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (4 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: We share the strong international concern about chemical weapons use in Syria and regularly discuss the international response at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN, as well as bilaterally, with key partners including the US. We fully supported the US action on 7 April as an appropriate response to the use of sarin nerve gas by the Asad regime against...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (4 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: The Government plans to make a voluntary financial contribution of at least £50,000 to the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Syria. We also plan to make a contribution to the funding of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism.

Air Quality: London - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Baroness Randerson: ...it is doing some good work now. I do not join the chorus of anti-cycling comments we have heard today. It is vital that we encourage more cycling and more walking. I am always interested in the criticism of cycle lanes because it was Boris Johnson’s big idea. Too much blame goes to poor old TfL, which is carrying out his instructions. However, they are making a real difference in...

Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...and funds managing ODA achieve rapid and ambitious improvements to the transparency of their aid programmes? Another area of concern is what is happening to Ministers in DfID. We have Alistair Burt and Rory Stewart reporting to Boris Johnson at the FCO, and of course the Minister now also covers the Treasury. While I am all in favour of cross-Whitehall co-operation, as highlighted by the...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

...Healey Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Stephen Hepburn Mike Hill Meg Hillier Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hoey Kate Hollern Kelvin Hopkins Stewart Hosie Rupa Huq Imran Hussain Dan Jarvis Diana R. Johnson Darren Jones Gerald Jones Graham Jones Helen Jones Kevan Jones Sarah Jones Susan Elan Jones Mike Kane Barbara Keeley Liz Kendall Afzal Khan Gerard Killen Stephen Kinnock Peter Kyle Lesley...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (29 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: 1 July marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). The UK joins Hong Kong in celebrating the success of the SAR, and its continued prosperity and vitality. Hong Kong is dynamic, innovative and forward-looking. Hong Kong’s success is built on its high degree of autonomy, as enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

...Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hoey Kate Hollern Kelvin Hopkins Stewart Hosie Rupa Huq Imran Hussain Christine Jardine Dan Jarvis Diana R. Johnson Darren Jones Gerald Jones Graham Jones Helen Jones Kevan Jones Sarah Jones Susan Elan Jones Mike Kane Barbara Keeley Liz Kendall Afzal Khan Gerard Killen Stephen Kinnock Peter Kyle Lesley...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Adonis: ...the celebration of the Gang of Four in the West End play “Limehouse”, and the Limehouse Declaration promised that Britain would be, “a constructive and progressive force”, within the European Community. As for Boris Johnson, 20 days before he led the leave campaign, he was Mayor of London, urging an expansion of the single market in services and capital and...

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

Boris Johnson: In discussions with regional counterparts, UK Ministers are making clear that finding a resolution to the current situation will be important to protect UK interests in the region, including those of British businesses. We continue to monitor the situation closely and are actively engaging with UK businesses in the UK and the region. Many businesses have adopted work-arounds for the...

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

Boris Johnson: I have been in touch with my counterparts across the region including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to discuss the actions taken against Qatar. In the discussions I have had with all parties, I have encouraged dialogue as the way to resolve the situation. I emphasised that Gulf unity is the best way to counter extremism and ensure the region is a stable place to live, work and do...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gulf Cooperation Council (28 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: As a partner of the UK in the fight against terrorism, Qatar needs to build on the steps they have already taken to tackle funding to extremist groups. We will study all evidence very closely, and encourage Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to disclose any evidence to the relevant authorities. Any demands made on the Qataris must be measured and realistic.


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