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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. Through the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and bilateral engagement in Baku and Yerevan, UK officials continue to urge the Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities to settle all outstanding matters including the peaceful negotiation of their borders.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (17 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. The Foreign Secretary made a statement on 5 November calling for the release of all those unlawfully detained and restoration of the civilian-led transitional government, which followed a similar statement...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: USA: Nuclear Weapons (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Nuclear cooperation remains an important element of the enduring special relationship between the US and the UK. The Foreign and Defence Secretaries hold regular discussions with their US counterparts on a range of issues, including on security policy. These discussions are reflected and supported by daily cooperation at official level on arms control, nuclear deterrence policy, counter...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coastal Areas: Sea Level (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is responsible for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, this responsibility rests with the devolved governments. This Government is investing a record £5.2 billion in flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes in England. Of this, approximately £1.6 billion will be spent on protecting coastal communities.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Compost: Peat (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: In the England Peat Action Plan, we have committed to undertake a full consultation in 2021 on banning the sale of peat and peat-containing products in the amateur sector by the end of this Parliament, and on an ambitious date for the professional sector. All Government departments and their related organisations must make sure that they meet the minimum mandatory Government Buying...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cuba: Human Rights (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Our constructive and honest relationship with Cuba allows for frank dialogue on matters on which we do not agree. UK ministers and senior officials have raised our concerns over the approach to public demonstrations directly with the Cuban Government, including twice over the last month. The British Embassy in Havana also regularly raises these issues with the Cuban Government, and will...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Visits Abroad (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: In July 2021, Minister Morton visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in her capacity as Minister for Europe and the Americas. Her visit comprised a wide range of engagements with political and civil society contacts, and encompassed not only Sarajevo but also trips to Mostar and to Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, where she paid her respects to those who were killed in the genocide. She also...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK remains in close contact with the High Representative, Christian Schmidt. Mr Schmidt and the Office of the High Representative continue to have the UK's full support, including for the use of executive powers should the situation require it. Mr Schmidt has recently confirmed that he intends to visit the UK in early December. His programme is not yet finalised, but we hope that he will...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Balkans: Foreign Relations (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: We routinely discuss matters of European security with the United States, France, Germany, and Italy, including challenges in the Western Balkans. This includes coordination in capitals and in the region, and ahead of relevant meetings in the UN, NATO and other fora. The Foreign Secretary will raise the Western Balkans, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the forthcoming NATO Foreign...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Conflict Resolution (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Foreign Secretary and international colleagues spoke with Olusegun Obasanjo on 12 October and offered our full support to his efforts. The Minister for Africa spoke with him on 4 November to discuss the situation in Ethiopia and reiterate our full support. Whilst he is in Addis Ababa, our ambassador is keeping in close contact with him.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cuba: Religious Freedom (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK is concerned by the arrests of religious leaders in Cuba, and reports of their continued maltreatment by the Government of Cuba. We have raised our concerns over ongoing detentions directly with the Cuban Government, both in London and Havana. We are clear that all Cubans should have the right to protest peacefully, and that detention must not be used as a tool to restrict freedom of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government is closely monitoring the situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. Through the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and bilateral engagement in Baku and Yerevan, UK officials continue to urge the Armenian and Azerbaijani authorities to settle all outstanding matters including the peaceful negotiation of their borders. Although not a member of the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The UK Government continues to raise the importance of the return of all prisoners of war and other detainees. In her most recent conversations with the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, on 14 June and 6 September respectively, the Minister for Europe and Americas raised the importance of the return of all prisoners of war and detainees. The Minister also discussed this and related...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Millbank (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Millbank in Westminster is at risk from two main sources of flooding: surface water flooding caused by heavy rainfall and flooding from the tidal Thames. Lead Local Flood Authorities (London Boroughs) hold responsibility for managing surface water flooding, under the Flood and Water Management Act. As a Category 1 responder, the Environment Agency works with other authorities, where possible,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Schemes (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: Final details and next steps for the deposit return scheme will be presented in a Government response which will be published in due course. An impact assessment to support final proposals for the introduction of the scheme will also be published alongside the Government response.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Bags: Charities (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste and we are making great strides to tackle plastic pollution. In December 2018 we published the Resources and Waste Strategy, which sets out how we want to achieve this and move towards a circular economy. The single-use carrier bag charge has led to a 95% reduction in the consumption of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Graffiti (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government has commissioned environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to conduct research on the costs, impacts and public perceptions of graffiti, including the role of street art, and how data sources can be leveraged to improve local environmental quality. The research is expected to be published early next year. In the recently published Build Back Better High Streets Strategy, we...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Disposal (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The single-use items charge is for products which would be given away along with a good or service. This power would enable the Government to impose charges on single-use items made from any material, including recyclable materials.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Deposit Return Schemes (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The formation of the Deposit Management Organisation is still being considered and we will work with interested parties (in particular drinks producers and retailers) to ensure a structure with appropriate expertise and representation is in place to manage the operation of the deposit return scheme. No formal engagement on this has yet taken place.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Packaging: Waste (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Government continues to work closely with the Devolved Administrations in considering the responses to the consultation and final policy proposals. The Government consultation response is due to be published in early 2022.


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