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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Armed Conflict (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is deeply concerned about the escalating military conflict in Ethiopia. The Minister for Africa spoke at a Westminster Hall Debate on 3 November about how the conflict has created a humanitarian catastrophe and seen horrific human rights abuses committed against civilians. She called for all parties to immediately agree to stop fighting and open dialogue. She said that the advance of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Dayton (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: As a signatory of the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP), which ended the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the 1990s, and a member of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC), the UK is fully committed to upholding the GFAP and the international architecture it created. This includes the Office of the High Representative (OHR), and the EU's stabilisation force (EUFOR),...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peace Negotiations (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK remains committed to ensuring peace, and upholding international law in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In the UN Security Council in recent weeks, we helped renew the EU's stabilisation force's (EUFOR's) mandate for a further 12 months, and supported the High Representative. The High Representative has an essential role in securing and maintaining lasting peace in BiH, and has the UK's...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peace Negotiations (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is in close contact with the High Representative (HiRep), including about his report to the United Nations Secretary General. The HiRep's report paints a worrying picture of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). We heed his warning that BiH is facing the greatest existential threat of its post-war period, and that there is a real prospect for further division and conflict....

Written Answers — Cop26: Climate Change: Vatican (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Vatican City State does not make financial contributions to the $100 billion goal as the Holy See is an observer state and so is not a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Nutrition (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: FCDO is working closely with the Government of Japan to make sure the 2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit supports meaningful action by governments, donors, businesses, the UN and civil society. Following the conclusion of the Spending Review, the Government is actively considering its approach to the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit and will set this out as early as possible as part of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Nutrition (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Information about our nutrition spend in financial year 2021 and 2022 will be publicly available through Statistics for International Development (SIDS) in due course. Following the conclusion of the Spending Review, the Government is actively considering its approach to nutrition programming and will set this out as early as possible as part of the business planning process. Information...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Nutrition (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Following the conclusion of the Spending Review, the Government is actively considering nutrition programming within the business planning process. No decisions on individual programmes have yet been made. Tackling malnutrition remains a core focus of our work on global health, humanitarian response and in support of UK goals on girls' education and climate.  It is critical for reducing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Clean Air Zones (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government has ring-fenced £880 million to help local authorities tackle NO2 exceedances through the development and implementation of local air quality plans and through funding to support those impacted most by these plans. Local authorities introducing a Clean Air Zone as part of a local air quality plan can bid for Clean Air Fund funding. The Clean Air Fund can support a range of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Climate Change (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: 1) The Climate Change Committee's Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (CRIA) offers a detailed and up to date insight into the growing risks and opportunities the UK faces from climate change. The report provides evidence for risks to UK food availability, safety, and quality from the impact of climate change on global food production and supply chains. The CRIA will inform our third UK...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK remains committed to maintaining peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The EU stabilisation force, EUFOR, plays a vital role in safeguarding peace and security. Earlier this month, the United Nations Security Council authorised EUFOR's mandate for a further 12 months. Although the UK no longer participates in EUFOR following our withdrawal from the European Union, we...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The High Representative (HiRep) has the UK's full support, including for the use of executive powers should the situation require it. Christian Schmidt was legitimately appointed as HiRep in May by the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board (PIC SB), of which the UK is a member. We reject attempts from Russia and from some within Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to undermine the HiRep and to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UK Trade with EU: Customs (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government views the threats issued by France as unjustified and Ministers have raised our strong concerns with both the European Commission and French Government. The French Ambassador was summoned by Minister Morton on 29 October and the Prime Minister discussed this issue with President Macron on Sunday 31 October, where the PM reiterated his deep concern over the rhetoric emanating...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Refugees (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We are concerned at reports of human rights violations and abuses against Eritrean refugees in Tigray by the Eritrean and Tigrayan forces from November to December 2020, including the forced repatriation of refugees to Eritrea. The British Ambassador in Eritrea raised our concerns with the Eritrean Foreign Minister in December 2020, who denied that Eritrean forces had forcibly returned...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Lake District (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Environment Agency (EA) has regular discussions with United Utilities (UU), the water company which covers the North West of England, including the Lake District. The EA is working actively with UU to ensure overflows are properly controlled and to stop environment harm by overflows. In the last Asset Management Plan (AMP) cycle (2015-2020) UU delivered a number of schemes in the Lake...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Standards (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The most recent full assessment of the ecological status of all water bodies in England was made in 2019, when 14% of rivers were reported at good ecological status. This proportion was unchanged from the previous assessment reported in 2016. Pressures on our water environment have increased significantly in recent years, including due to population growth and climate change. The...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Climate Change: International Cooperation (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: As the Prime Minister has said, Climate is the top international priority for the UK. COP26 is the key moment to promote international cooperation on tackling climate change. The Foreign Secretary and every member of the Ministerial team have been raising climate in meetings with counterparts across the world. Climate change is an issue for everyone. Tackling it needs everyone to work together.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Conflict Prevention (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The United Nations is a key UK partner in working to reduce the frequency and intensity of conflict and instability to alleviate suffering and to reduce aggression both diplomatically and through development. The UK plays a leading role at the UN in tackling conflict as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to foster coordinated responses to conflicts by the international community....

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We strongly condemn the actions of the Sudanese military on 25 October, including to detain Prime Minister Hamdok and members of the civilian government and declare a state of emergency. Over the past two years, the UK has taken a leading role to support Sudan on their delicate path from oppressive autocratic rule to freedom and democracy; the acts of the military represents a betrayal of the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Osman Kavala (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We note the joint statement issued on 18 October by the ten Ambassadors calling for the release of Osman Kavala. We are concerned that Turkey has not yet complied with the European Court of Human Rights judgment concerning Osman Kavala. We will continue to raise his case with the Turkish Government and expect Turkey to fulfil its international legal obligations.


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