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Defending the UK and Allies (15 Jan 2024)

Keir Starmer: ...bank, settler violence must stop immediately, and in Gaza we need a humanitarian truce now—not as a short pause, but as the first step on a road away from violence. The need for a sustainable ceasefire is clear to stop the killing of innocent civilians, to create the space for the return of all the hostages, and to provide urgent humanitarian relief to protect against disease and ward...

Israel and Palestine - Commons Urgent Question (15 Jan 2024)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...up in this horrific and continuing war. I certainly welcome the Minister’s efforts in securing United Nations Resolution 2720 and the Government’s commitment to seek and push for a sustained ceasefire that will deliver the humanitarian support that we wish for. Andrew Mitchell in the other place referred to the ICJ case that was being pursued by South Africa and said that we would...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2024)

Gareth Thomas: A ceasefire in Gaza is desperately needed—one that begins with humanitarian pauses and becomes sustained, so that the remaining hostages can be got out and, crucially, aid can be got in. Given that UN agencies are critical to getting aid into Gaza but have secured only half the $1.2 billion needed to implement their response plan and support the immediate humanitarian needs in Gaza and the...

Culture, Media and Sport: BBC Current Affairs Coverage: Impartiality (11 Jan 2024)

John Nicolson: ...and what we saw?” I bring her question to the House as she is no longer alive to do so. Can the Minister share with journalists across the world how the Government’s refusal to call for a ceasefire is advancing the cause of journalistic freedom or peace in the region, and can she tell us who the Government’s position has persuaded apart from those on the Labour Front Bench who remain...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill (10 Jan 2024)

Liz Saville-Roberts: I, too, extend my sympathies to the hon. Lady and her family. My own council Cyngor Gwynedd called for an immediate ceasefire last month. Echoing people’s concerns, it condemned both Hamas violence and Israel’s disproportionate attacks on civilians. The Senedd has also called for a ceasefire. The Bill will restrict members of Welsh democratic institutions from voicing their views, and I...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Ceasefires ( 9 Jan 2024)

Lord Blencathra: To ask His Majesty's Government why the UK did not vote against the UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on 8 December 2023.

Israel and Palestine ( 8 Jan 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...UN Security Council resolution 2720, which made clear the urgent demand for expanded humanitarian access. The resolution also called for the release of hostages and for steps towards a sustainable ceasefire, for which the British Government have consistently led calls. Britain has been pushing a number of innovative and impactful approaches—especially, but not only, maritime...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Peace Negotiations ( 2 Jan 2024)

Lord Benyon: ...international partners, we continue to support mediation efforts, such as those of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and urge both warring parties to engage constructively to secure a ceasefires and improvements in humanitarian access.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Ceasefires (29 Dec 2023)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask His Majesty's Government why the UK abstained in the UN General Assembly vote on resolution A/RES/ES-10/22 on a ceasefire in Gaza.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Ceasefires (29 Dec 2023)

Lord Blencathra: ...'s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the morale of Hamas caused by the UK's decision not to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on 8 December.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Ceasefires (29 Dec 2023)

Lord Blencathra: To ask His Majesty's Government why the UK did not to support the United States in vetoing the United Nations Security Council motion calling for an immediate ceasefire on Gaza on 8 December

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Ceasefires (27 Dec 2023)

Lord Blencathra: ...they have made of any damage caused to the relationship between the UK and United States by the UK abstaining on the United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on 8 December.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Civilians (22 Dec 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ..., bringing it to a total of £60 million, and the UK has additionally delivered 74 tonnes of aid to date, but there is still more to do. We have been consistent in supporting a sustainable ceasefire, and will endeavour to continue to get aid into Gaza on a sustained basis now that the truce has ended. The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have repeatedly stressed to Israeli leaders...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Israel (22 Dec 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: Israel has a right to self-defence and needs to be able to address the threat posed by Hamas, in a manner that abides by International Humanitarian Law. We support a sustainable ceasefire and continue to press both at the UN and directly with Israel for unhindered humanitarian access and substantive humanitarian pauses that allow aid to enter and British nationals to leave.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (20 Dec 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...hostages out and life-saving aid into Gaza to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people. We of course want to see a peaceful resolution to the conflict, which means supporting a sustainable ceasefire. Long-term peace in the Middle East requires a viable two-state solution, and leaving Hamas in power in Gaza would be a permanent roadblock on the path to this; Israel cannot be...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Armed Conflict (20 Dec 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...looting of humanitarian assets, health services out of service and communication blackouts. The UK continues to pursue all diplomatic avenues to press the warring parties into a permanent ceasefire, to allow unfettered humanitarian access, to protect civilians, and to commit to a sustained and meaningful peace process.

Israel and Gaza - Commons Urgent Question (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Benyon: ...maritime options. Of course, as both the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have said, ultimately this must end. We of course want to see an end to the fighting, but this must be a sustainable ceasefire, meaning that Hamas must stop launching rockets into Israel and release the hostages. Over 130 hostages are still unaccounted for. They must be released immediately and returned to their...

Israel and Gaza (19 Dec 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...maritime options. Of course, as both the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have said, ultimately this must end. We of course want to see an end to the fighting, but it must be a sustainable ceasefire, meaning that Hamas must stop launching rockets into Israel and must release the hostages. More than 130 hostages are still unaccounted for. They must be released immediately and...

Christmas, Christianity and Communities — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (19 Dec 2023)

Patrick Grady: ...who want to come on pilgrimage. That is why Christian leaders of all denominations, from the Pope to the Archbishop of Canterbury to the patriarchs in Jerusalem itself, have called for an immediate ceasefire on both sides, to allow aid into Gaza, refugees out, the release of hostages and the negotiation of a peaceful settlement. That has been echoed in calls that I have heard from...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Humanitarian Aid (18 Dec 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...talks in October and launched on 13 November. Alongside international partners, we are supporting such mediation efforts, and urge both warring parties to engage constructively to secure short-term ceasefires and improvements in humanitarian access. The UK continues to provide assistance to the many people in need in Sudan through our humanitarian aid package of £36 million for 2023-2024.


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