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Syria — Question for Short Debate (30 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Jenkin of Kennington, for that quite remarkable speech. She vividly brought the plight of women in Syria to our attention. I also join her in thanking the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Coventry for introducing the debate with such clarity, and indeed such conviction. The conflict in Syria has obviously had a huge impact on the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils (21-22 October) (29 Oct 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 21 October and I attended the General Affairs Council (GAC) on 22 October. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, and the General Affairs Council...

Millennium Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (23 Oct 2013)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: My Lords, I feel a bit guilty with my 10 minutes. Anyway, I welcome this opportunity to debate the impact of the United Nations high-level panel report into the successor agenda to the millennium development goals. I start by welcoming my noble friend Lord Bates on his maiden outing to the Dispatch Box. Noble Lords may be aware that I co-chair Conservative Friends of International...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils (16 Oct 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 21 October, and I will attend the General Affairs Council (GAC) on 22 October. The FAC will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, and the GAC will be chaired by the...

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — UK-US Bilateral Relations (8 Oct 2013)

Hugo Swire: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dobbin. I start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) on securing this debate on our bilateral relationship with the United States. It is an excellent topic, and one that is particularly relevant to me, as I have just returned from New York, where the world gathered the week before last for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: G20 (9 Sep 2013)

David Cameron: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the G20 summit in St Petersburg. The meeting focused on two vital issues: the crisis in Syria and the core business of the G20, which is the future of the global economy. Let me take Syria first. The G20 was never going to reach unanimity on what action is needed on Syria, but the case made by those countries who believe in a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Middle East and North Africa (10 Jul 2013)

William Hague: With permission, Mr Speaker, I will update the House on the UK’s response to events in the middle east and north Africa. Members on both sides will be concerned about the situation in Egypt. Our embassy in Cairo is offering assistance to British nationals, and we advise against all non-essential travel to Egypt outside the Red sea resorts. I made it clear last week that the United Kingdom...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2013)

Lord Risby: It is always a great pleasure to hear from the noble Lord, given his considerable experience of the Middle East and of Syria in particular. I join all those who have spoken today in applauding the Minister for the comprehensive way in which she set out her speech today. This debate is indeed timely as we grapple with the horrors of Syria, the instability in the Middle East and the Maghreb and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs/General Affairs Councils (18 Jun 2013)

David Lidington: I will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 24 June and the General Affairs Council (GAC) on 25 June. The Foreign Affairs Council will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, and the General Affairs Council will be chaired by the Irish presidency. The meetings will be held in Luxembourg....

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs/Development Foreign Affairs Councils (4 Jun 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 27 May and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development attended the Development Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on 28 May. The FAC and Development FAC were chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)

Baroness Northover: ...for the Department for International Development, to be taking her place. This debate will, I know, range very widely, and there is enormous expertise in this House. I look forward to all contributions and to the response at the close of the debate from my noble friend Lord Astor. Representing my noble friend Lady Warsi, I wish to spell out our foreign policy priorities. In the next 12...

Cost of Living (14 May 2013)

Eric Pickles: As the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) has said, this has been a full and wide-ranging debate, covering energy prices, climate change, housing policy, heavily fruited confectionery and a brief excursion into the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. The debate was opened by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston and Surbiton...

Persecution of Christians (16 Apr 2013)

Naomi Long: ...The nature of persecution is incredibly variable. In some situations, it will take the form of a “squeeze”, with pressure being applied, while in others it is in the form of “smash”, with recourse to violence. However, either kind represents a denial of article 18 and should be resisted. Recent trends suggest that squeeze pressure, where there is no physical violence, but pressure...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Councils (19 Mar 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and I attended the General Affairs Council (GAC) in Brussels on 11 March. The FAC was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Commissioners Piebalgs (development), Georgieva...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council (7 Feb 2013)

Baroness Warsi: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 31 January. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Commissioners Damanaki (Maritime Affairs and Fisheries), Georgieva (International...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council (7 Feb 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 31 January. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Commissioners Damanaki (Maritime Affairs and Fisheries), Georgieva (International Co-operation,...

EU: Prime Minister's Speech — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)

Baroness Warsi: ...the issues raised and all the questions asked. The noble Baroness, Lady Donaghy, suggested a possible further debate with more time, and that may well be an option that your Lordships' House can consider. The interventions today have been widespread in both view and substance and, like the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, I am struggling to highlight which of them really stuck in my mind. However,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council (30 Jan 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 31 January, and I will attend the General Affairs Council (GAC) on 4 February in Brussels. The Foreign Affairs Council will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, and the...

Nuclear Disarmament — Motion to Take Note (24 Jan 2013)

Lord Judd: ...with such a strong military background speak out in the way that he has spoken out today. I also want to say how moved I was by the speech of the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Bramall. Ever since coming into this House, over 20 years ago, I have admired his contribution almost without limit. He speaks with the firm authority of a former Chief of the General Staff but he also speaks with...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Council (18 Dec 2012)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and I attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 10 December, the Foreign Secretary attending the initial part before handing over to me. I attended the General Affairs Council (GAC) on 11 December in Brussels. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for...


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