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Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council: 26 February (23 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: the FAC there will be an informal meeting, over breakfast, of the European Action Group for the Republic of Moldova with the Foreign Minister of Moldova. The FAC will then discuss Moldova, Venezuela and the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP). There will be a lunch with the Secretary General of the Arab League and some Arab Foreign Ministers. Moldova Ministers will have a substantive...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: this area. This is demonstrated by the number of countries against whom we use human rights-related sanctions. They include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Libya, Mali, South Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The Bill will rightly continue this, allowing the UK to continue to implement existing sanctions regimes and to impose new sanctions in the future. I reiterate my point...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights: Sanctions (9 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...sanctions regimes focussing on human rights violations in relation to the following countries: Belarus, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Libya, Mali, South Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Furthermore, the 2017 Criminal Finances Act allows UK law enforcement agencies to use civil recovery powers to freeze the assets of those who violate human rights wherever...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 22 January 2018 (5 Feb 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...among Development Ministers next month. Ministers agreed a number of measures without discussion: The Council adopted conclusions on Zimbabwe; The Council adopted conclusions on sanctions on Venezuela; The Council adopted conclusions on sanctions on North Korea; The Council adopted conclusions on the Integrated Approach to External Conflict and Crises; The Council adopted EU...

Water: Developing Countries - Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: ...are also littered with floating plastic waste that will probably eventually find its way into our oceans or the human food chain. Meanwhile, hydro power is failing due to water shortages in places as diverse as Venezuela, Italy and California. This can only lead to more coal-fired power stations, which not only damage our climate but—a little-known fact—account for 7% of global...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...noble Lord, Lord Hamilton, that I see no chance that any UK Government would disown the deal and refuse to pay—no chance whatsoever. If we did, there would be serious bond market and credit-rating consequences: ask Argentina, ask Venezuela. There would be legal consequences, and I cannot see how we could win in court or before any arbiter. There would be trade consequences for UK...

Iraq: Religious and Ethnic Minorities - Question for Short Debate (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...use of the UK lobbying other countries and supporting UN resolutions on religious persecution when the UNHRC is peopled with representatives of the most egregious offenders? Iraq is a member of the UNHRC, along with Saudi Arabia, China and Venezuela, to mention just a few. When Iraq campaigned for membership of the UNHRC it cited in support the happy condition of the Christian minority....

Georgia - Question (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: All noble Lords will be aware that, with the exception of Russia, as I mentioned, there are only, as I understand it, three countries—Nicaragua and Venezuela are two—which have actually recognised the two breakaway republics. To answer the question in reverse, all countries with the exception of those four recognise internationally the territorial sovereignty, including that of...

International Human Rights Day — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Ann Clwyd: ...the quest for greater development or prosperity. That is increasingly apparent in a growing number of countries, such as Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Burma, North Korea and Venezuela. Of course, that list is not exhaustive; I could go on and on, unfortunately, as I have not even mentioned those countries being ravaged by violent conflict.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Spain: Foreign Relations (19 Dec 2017)

Alan Duncan: ...Affairs Jorge Toledo, on 4 November. We discussed developments in Catalonia and I underlined my support for upholding the rule of law and respecting the Spanish constitution. We also discussed Venezuela, and the UK’s departure from the EU.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Trade: Sanctions (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...2016, UN sanctions regimes relating to the Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia were lifted including all trade restrictions. In 2017, the EU introduced a sanctions regime including trade restrictions against Venezuela. The other sanctions regimes outlined above remained in place. Further information is on the Department for International Trade pages on

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Murphy: ...has pointed out that all big countries have bilateral agreements on customs co-operation, data exchange and standards. Only seven countries in the world trade with the EU on WTO terms alone, and they are pretty small fry, such as Cuba and Venezuela, which are rather disheartening bedfellows. Reverting to WTO rules is not simple, as we have already heard. It requires a division of EU import...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (28 Nov 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, published on 7 November, that the National Assembly of Venezuela is the only body empowered to issue a decision to remove the parliamentary immunity of Mr Freddy Guevara, Deputy First Vice-President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (28 Nov 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela regarding (1) respecting the constitutional order in Venezuela, (2) the separation of powers, (3) the privilege of parliamentary immunity, and (4) human rights including freedom of expression and the right to due process.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 13 November 2017 (28 Nov 2017)

Alan Duncan: ...Ministers discussed EU-NATO and met as the European Defence Agency Steering Board. EU Foreign and Defence Ministers also participated in a joint session on security and defence cooperation. Venezuela The Council adopted Conclusions on Venezuela and agreed targeted sanctions to encourage a peaceful, negotiated solution. These included an embargo on arms and related material that might be...

University Tuition Fees — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (27 Nov 2017)

Jo Johnson: interesting insights from Latin America, which I know is a source of great inspiration for those in the Labour party at present. We look with interest to see what other lessons he draws from Venezuela and countries from that part of the world, as Labour develops its ever-shifting policy on higher education. Every year, the Government consider the appropriate maximum level of tuition...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (21 Nov 2017)

Andrew Bowie: ...will no doubt be aware that over the weekend Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas and leading opponent of President Maduro, fled his house arrest, evaded security forces and made it out of Venezuela, managing to reach Spain. Any claim now that Venezuela constitutes anything like democracy is fantasy. Will my right hon. Friend join me in sending the best wishes and thoughts of all...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Venezuela: Malaria (30 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the increase in malaria cases in Venezuela for the World Health Organisation target of malaria elimination in the Americas by 2020.

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Andrew Bridgen: I was disappointed with the European Council, as on this occasion it did not find the time to discuss the ongoing appalling situation in Venezuela. Does my right hon. Friend believe that this was to spare the blushes of the Leader of the Opposition, who, apparently, was in town working with the EU to undermine the UK’s negotiating position?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (19 Oct 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: The requested information is provided below: Country of Birth Numbers of Regular Armed Forces personnel as at 1 April 2017 Egypt 10 Ethiopia 10 Israel 10 Somalia 10 Turkey 10 Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of 10 Yemen 10 Ecuador 10 Afghanistan 10 British Indian Ocean Territory 10 Montserrat 10 Bahamas 10 Papua New Guinea 10 Rwanda 10 Tonga...

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