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European Union: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2012)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...crisis from which they have yet to find a safe way forward. Even if they have made some progress and have managed to avoid some of the traps into which they might have fallen-most obviously the contagion that would almost certainly have followed a Greek exit from the euro-this crisis has diverted the energy and the attention of leaders away from a whole range of other challenges, such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: European Council (17 Dec 2012)

David Cameron: Before I make my statement, I am sure the whole House will join me in wanting to send our deepest sympathies to President Obama and the American people following the desperately tragic shootings in Connecticut on Friday. These are heartbreaking scenes. One can only imagine what the families are going through, and our hearts should go out to those families and the friends of all those...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council (13 Dec 2012)

Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Affairs Council was held on 6 and 7 December in Brussels. My right honourable friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May), and the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling) attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. Roseanna Cunningham MSP also attended on behalf of the Scottish Administration. The following items were discussed. The council began...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council (13 Dec 2012)

Theresa May: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 6 and 7 December in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and I attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. Roseanna Cunningham MSP also attended the Justice day on behalf of the Administration in Scotland. The following items were discussed. The Council began with the main committee and adopted the A points;...

Building Stability Overseas Strategy — Question for Short Debate (30 Oct 2012)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord McConnell for tabling this excellent debate, for his powerful speech and for enabling all noble Lords in the Chamber to express their views, support the strategy and, of course, to question the Government on a number of issues, including the overlooked matter of data collection, which I found fascinating. I also extend a very warm welcome to the noble...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs/Development Foreign Affairs/General Affairs Councils (26 Oct 2012)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg on 15 October. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development attended the Development FAC held later the same day. I attended the General Affairs Council (GAC), also in Luxembourg, on 16 October. Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) The meeting was chaired by the High...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Syria (3 Sep 2012)

William Hague: We work closely with the Arab League, which has done a good job and has passed its own sanctions or measures on Syria. Of course, we want to make sure that those are more uniformly implemented, so we will continue to discuss that with it. I visited Jordan at the beginning of the recess, and I will very shortly visit a wide range of other countries in the region to encourage the sort of...

Middle East: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2012)

Lord Wood of Anfield: ...I thank the Minister for today's debate. There has been an excellent, wide-ranging and stimulating discussion on the changing face of the Middle East. I have certainly learnt a huge amount over the course of today from noble Lords with far greater experience and expertise than I have. We have heard a variety of perspectives on the individual countries in the region: we heard about the...

EU Council — Statement (2 Jul 2012)

Lord Strathclyde: My Lords, this may be a convenient moment to repeat a Statement made by the Prime Minister about the European Council. The Statement is as follows. "I am sure that the whole House will be deeply saddened by the death of three British servicemen in Afghanistan yesterday. These brave soldiers were demonstrating great courage to prevent Afghanistan once again becoming a haven for international...

G20 Summit — Statement (25 Jun 2012)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, the Leader of the House, for repeating a Statement given in the other place by the Prime Minister on the recent G20 meeting. Unusually, I did not see a copy of the Statement in advance. I am not complaining, but it does make life rather difficult. I will start with the foreign policy issues. On the Falklands, there is support from this side of the House for...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (17 May 2012)

Lord Astor of Hever: ...many issues raised today are a powerful reminder of the dangerous and uncertain world that we live in, as my noble friend Lord King pointed out. We are lucky to have men and women of calibre and commitment across the FCO, DfID, MoD and the agencies working tirelessly on our behalf. It is worth remembering that many of them are working in difficult and sometimes dangerous environments. We...

Middle East — Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2012)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing the debate and for the comprehensive and very helpful way in which he did so. I declare an interest as a chairman of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, and other interests listed in the Register. As the noble Lord said, the Arab spring impacted directly on some countries in the region through changes of government, while in others the impact...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council (23 Feb 2012)

David Lidington: The Foreign Affairs Council will meet on 27 February and the General Affairs Council on 28 February. Both meetings will take place in Brussels. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will attend the Foreign Affairs Council. I will attend the General Affairs Council. foreign affairs council (fac) Syria We hope to secure Council adoption of strong conclusions and a new package of...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

William Bain: ...in the world. It is a sponsor of terrorist activities, is involved in systematic persecution of the opposition and minorities, and is attempting to isolate its people from the outside world. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2008 democracy index ranked Iran 145th out of 167 countries and listed it among 49 countries considered authoritarian. Amnesty International has reported regularly...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: UK/France Summit (20 Feb 2012)

William Hague: ...2010 which resulted in the signature of two historic defence treaties at Lancaster house. The Summit The summit was hosted by President Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace. President Sarkozy was accompanied by Prime Minister Fillon and his Foreign, Defence and Energy Ministers. The British delegation was headed by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister,...

EU: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (16 Feb 2012)

Lord Risby: My Lords, the eurozone crisis, the very weak European economies and excessive government debt have taken the spotlight away from some major and significant EU achievements of late. For example, if individual European countries tried separately to deal with problems such as Syria and Libya, their impact would be minimal. It is collective European action that has sent a clear and united message...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Syria (6 Feb 2012)

William Hague: ...to the right hon. Gentleman, who has referred, rightly, to the bloodshed over the last 24 hours and the agreement that exists across the House—and, indeed, across so much of the international community—that the regime in Syria has no future. He has spoken, as I have, of the need for comprehensive diplomatic efforts. He has no criticism of what the Government have done so far, and...

Middle East: Water — Question for Short Debate (27 Oct 2011)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: ...He and I share many similar interests. He read international relations a few years before I did, but he put it to far better use through a long and distinguished career in academia, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the United Nations and think tanks. Looking at his background, I was struck that our House, too, is becoming a refuge for that elite band of political fixers, the special...

Internet (Governance) — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (26 Oct 2011)

Ed Vaizey: It is a pleasure to appear under your chairmanship, Mr Benton. I welcome the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) to her position as Labour spokesman on communications and creative industries. I pay a heartfelt tribute to the right hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Alun Michael), not just for securing this debate but for his leadership on this important issue, both as a...

Business of the House: Middle East and North Africa (13 Oct 2011)

William Hague: ...reflect the large measure of agreement across the House on many of the issues. I shall run through his questions in the order in which he asked them. The right hon. Gentleman was quite right, of course, to pay an additional tribute to our armed forces and the work that they have done on Libya. He asked what the situation is in Sirte. There remain two small, steadily shrinking areas where...


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