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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The UK has strongly supported the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and UN investigations from the outset of their work. In addition to financial contributions, the UK has provided support in the UN Security Council and OPCW Executive Council for their establishment, operation and for action on their conclusions. In response to the OPCW's request to all states...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Chemical Weapons (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: Substantial chemical weapons stocks have been removed from Syria and destroyed following the agreement reached in 2013. However, the actions of the Syrian regime have shown that it retained some weapons and failed to abide by the obligations it took on when joining the Chemical Weapons Convention. As I said to the House on 18 April, the deal was no substitute for resolute action. The UK...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (CPACC) brings together officials from FCO, DIT, MOD and BEIS covering global controls on chemical, biological, nuclear and conventional weapons and on their proliferation. This includes controls on their means of delivery, such as missiles, and broader international work on the security of relevant materials. The Export Control Joint...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​Staff from the four departments involved spend all, or part, of their time working as part of the centre. While doing so, they remain employed by the relevant department rather than being seconded to Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (CPACC) or a single department. With the exception of one military officer working in the centre, all staff are drawn from the Civil Service.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​The Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre is funded by the contributing departments through their own budgets. The Ministry of Defence provides the office space, with each department funding its own staff and IT systems. There is no specific operating budget.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: I have not had recent discussions with my US counterpart on the US's potential designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Exports (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: Consideration of the application of international humanitarian law, the body of law which regulates the conduct of armed conflict, including seeking to limit the effects of conflict on civilians for humanitarian reasons, and international human rights law, the body of law which seeks to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, is considered more appropriately under Criterion Two of the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Exports (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: No. Criterion Three of the Consolidated EU & National Arms Export Licensing Criteria refers specifically to “the internal situation in the country of final destination, as a function of the existence of tensions or armed conflicts” and not to external conflicts, which would be considered under other Criteria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Muslim Brotherhood (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: My officials have had ongoing discussions with their United States counterparts about the Muslim Brotherhood. If the United States were to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, we would consider any new evidence carefully against our own evidential thresholds for a UK listing. The Government will ensure that any potential action we take complements our strong collaboration with regional partners...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​It would not be appropriate to speculate about the implications of a potential US designation. The UK remains committed to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). Consistent with Under the JCPoA, the Islamic Revolutionary General Corps (IRGC) remains sanctioned.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​It would not be appropriate to speculate about the implications of a potential US designation. The UK is working as part of the 68 member Global Coalition, in which we continue to play a leading role, to support the Iraqi Government to clear Daesh from its territory in a way that protects civilians, minimises the humanitarian impact, and limits longer-term conflict by supporting...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Muslim Brotherhood (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: ​My officials have had ongoing discussions with their United States counterparts about the Muslim Brotherhood. If the United States were to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, we would consider any new evidence carefully against our own evidential thresholds for a UK listing. The Government will ensure that any potential action we take complements our strong collaboration with regional...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Provision of Equipment to Syria Civil Defence and the Free Syrian Police (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: The situation in Syria remains extremely fragile. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed since the war began six years ago, many of them innocent civilians. The Asad regime continues to use the most barbaric military methods and tactics available, including the use of indiscriminate artillery fire, chemical weapons and barrel bombs. The UK remains committed to doing all it can to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Provision of Equipment to Moderate Armed Opposition Border Force and Medical Units (26 Apr 2017)

Boris Johnson: The situation in Syria remains extremely fragile. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed since the war began six years ago, many of them innocent civilians. The Asad regime continues to use the most barbaric military methods and tactics available, including the use of indiscriminate artillery fire, chemical weapons and barrel bombs. The UK remains committed to doing all it can to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Korea: Security (25 Apr 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...Rt. Hon Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Theresa May) spoke to Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn on 24 March and the Foreign Secretary, my Rt. Hon Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) spoke to Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se on 30 March, as well as hosting him for annual strategic level dialogue on 22 February. The British Ambassador in Seoul is also in frequent...

Air Quality Strategy (24 Apr 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: ...of our cities but particularly London, where there is rightly a huge focus on it. The Mayor is implementing the excellent work of my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) when he was the Mayor of London, and that continuity should continue to be a cross-party co-operation to solve what is a very serious issue for all of us.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Elections (20 Apr 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...and I have written to her. The Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Theresa May) and the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) have also written to the Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam to congratulate her. I have had no recent discussions with the Chinese or Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Governments...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships (19 Apr 2017)

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Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

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Diesel Vehicle Scrappage Scheme — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

John Spellar: ...should perhaps be looking at better traffic management. With a number of cities, and particularly London, quite a bit of the congestion has been aided and abetted by the construction of cycle lanes. Boris Johnson’s cycle lanes have generated congestion in central London, as taxi drivers and others will all attest, so we need to be looking at how we can deal with the problem in its...


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