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Dominic Raab

Conservative MP for Esher and Walton (6 May 2010 – current)


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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Religious Freedom (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: We are clear that there should be accountability for the atrocities set out in the reports of the UN Fact Finding Mission on human rights abuses in Myanmar. We assess, however, that there is insufficient support amongst Security Council members for a referral to the International Criminal Court at this time. The UK has nonetheless taken steps to maintain the international spotlight on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Religious Freedom (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The UK regularly voices its concerns about democratic and religious freedoms for minorities in Myanmar. In July, the Ambassador met the Minister for Religious and Cultural Affairs to discuss religious freedom and Christians in Myanmar. Our ambassador also called Reverend Samson, President of the Kachin Baptist Church, in July. The Ambassador voiced his support after the military brought false...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine: NATO (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The United Kingdom continues to support NATO's Open Door policy under which all European democracies are entitled to pursue NATO membership. The decision over whether to seek NATO membership is a matter for the people and government of Ukraine. Last month the Minister for Europe and the Americas met with Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Vice Prime Minister for European Integration Dmytro...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The Government has a transparent export licensing system and publishes quarterly and annual statistics, including details of export licences granted, refused and revoked. We will not issue any export licences that are inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity Fund: Brazil (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​Minister Burns signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering use of the £20 million we are investing in the Energy Programme using monies from the Prosperity Fund. We plan to publish it in due course.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity Fund: Brazil (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​Several Prosperity Fund programmes contribute to environmental issues in Brazil. The Green Finance programme supports work to improve the availability of private sector finance for high quality, sustainable infrastructure investment. The Energy programme will support Brazil's low-carbon transition by improving access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. The Future Cities...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity Fund: Brazil (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​Almost all of the Government's investment in Brazil through the Prosperity Fund has been allocated from Official Development Assistance. There is a small non-ODA budget allocated by the Treasury to the Prosperity Fund to support Secondary Benefits work.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity Fund: Brazil (8 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​The Government plans to invest £51.7million in Brazil through the Prosperity Fund over the next four years: £14.4 million in 2019/20, £17.2 million in 2020/21, £15.2 million in 2021/22 and £4.9 million in 2022/2023. This funding will be allocated to our Future Cities, Energy Trade Facilitation, and Green Finance programmes.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Human Rights (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: We recognise that there are human rights concerns in both India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegation of human rights abuse is deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly and transparently. We are in regular contact with both the Indian and Pakistani...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Armed Forces (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: We are following the situation in Kashmir closely and are in regular contact with the governments of India and of Pakistan. The Prime Minister and I have discussed the situation in Kashmir with our Indian counterparts and raised UK concerns. Lord Ahmad has also spoken on a number of occasions with both the Indian High Commissioner and Pakistan High Commission about the situation. Events in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Amazonia: Rain Forests (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to encouraging and contributing to international action to address the widespread problem of deforestation. Through our international network we support and regularly advocate for international cooperation on deforestation through multilateral institutions such as the UN and the World Bank. Together with international partners, we pledged to mobilise US $5billion...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: In recent weeks, I have spoken both to the Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and to the Chinese Foreign Minister, State Councillor Wang Yi. I made clear the UK’s continuing support for the “One Country, Two Systems” framework, which is guaranteed by the legally binding Joint Declaration of 1984 and enshrined in the Hong Kong Basic Law. I have also spoken to a wide range of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: I raised the response of the Hong Kong authorities to recent protests when I spoke to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on 9 August. Whilst there is no excuse for violence, it is vital that the response of the authorities is proportionate. The Hong Kong SAR Government should also establish a robust, independent investigation into events. We note that the Independent Police Complaints...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar: Spain (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: ​Since June 2016, the United Kingdom Government has engaged constructively with the Government of Gibraltar and our European partners, including Spain, to address the practical implications - including border crossings - for Gibraltar arising from EU Exit. The Spanish Government, including most recently Foreign Minister Borrell, has made clear the importance of maintaining border fluidity....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar: Economic Situation (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: Foreign Office officials have not had discussions with trade unions in Gibraltar to discuss EU Exit. The Government of Gibraltar is responsible for its own contingency planning. The United Kingdom Government regularly engages with the Government of Gibraltar to provide expert advice and support to ensure that robust plans are in place. The Prime Minister has assured the Chief Minister that,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Uighurs (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: On 26 September during an Urgent Question on Hong Kong, I set out the UK's serious concerns about the credible reports of over a million Uyghur Muslims being held in so-called "re-education camps". As I stated in the House, we will continue to ensure that these concerns are expressed directly with Chinese authorities. We also raise the issue multilaterally: the UK recently co-hosted an event...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Religious Freedom (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: On 26 September during an Urgent Question on Hong Kong, I set out the UK's position on the persecution of groups in China on the grounds of religion or belief. As I stated in the House, we are concerned that Chinese Government guidelines on unapproved religious activity, education and travel may restrict the peaceful observation of those rights. We take a proactive approach to influencing on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Wang Yi (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: I have not had recent discussions with my Chinese counterpart on the detention of Pastor Wang Yi. However, we have raised our concerns about the closure of churches in China, including the Early Rain Covenant Church, which Pastor Wang Yi founded. British diplomats met with Chinese officials earlier this year and expressed concern regarding the pressures facing Christians. They directly raised...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Peace Negotiations (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: A nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution. On 26 September, the UK co-hosted a political event at the UN General Assembly to coordinate the international community’s support for the UN-led peace process and endorse the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention (4 Oct 2019)

Dominic Raab: We are deeply concerned about reports of civilian deaths after an attack on a detention centre in Dhamar province in Yemen on 1 September. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected. The UK takes alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) extremely seriously. Whenever the UK receives reports of alleged violations of IHL, we routinely seek information from all...


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