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Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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  • Afghanistan: Females

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the Government of Afghanistan to protect women's rights to (a) employment, (b) education,...

  • Afghanistan: Human Rights

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Afghanistan on the human rights of women in Afghanistan; and if he...

  • Afghanistan: Pakistan

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason his Department did not produce a long-term soft power strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in May 2011 as...

  • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Afghanistan on the adoption of benchmarks on (a) school...

  • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations his Department has made to the Government of Afghanistan on the adoption of benchmarks in respect of...

  • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, what representations his Department has made to the Government of...

  • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Afghanistan on the involvement of civic society, including...

  • Arms Trade: Treaties

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken towards the negotiation of an international arms trade treaty.

  • British Indian Ocean Territory

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to change the number of officials in his Department stationed in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Marine Environment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the designated Marine Protected Area surrounding the Chagos archipelago.

  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Marine Environment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many infringements of the designated Marine Protected Area surrounding the Chagos Archipelago have been reported to his...

  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Marine Environment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on enforcement of the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands) Marine Protected Area...

  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Marine Environment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his officials have duties associated with enforcing the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands) Marine...

  • British Indian Ocean Territory: Marine Environment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to propose the repeal of the legislation establishing the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos...

  • British Overseas Territories

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit any British Overseas Territories in the next 12 months.

  • China: Human Rights

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on human rights in China.

  • Columbia: Armed Conflict

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on joint steps to identify and where appropriate seek the...

  • Croatia: EU Enlargement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has established a timetable for the passage of proposed legislation to ratify Croatia's EU accession treaty.

  • Departmental Billing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in July and August 2010.

  • Departmental Billing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are...

  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects his Department plans in (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13; and what the cost of each...

  • Departmental Consultants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what procedures his Department uses when engaging external consultants.

  • Departmental Fines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many transport-related fines his Department has settled on behalf of its staff in each year since 2007; and at what cost.

  • Departmental Legal Opinion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what...

  • Departmental Official Hospitality

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

  • Departmental Procurement

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made in eliminating pre-qualification questionnaires for procurements with a value of under...

  • Departmental Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many external training courses staff of his Department attended in the last 12 months; and what the cost to the public purse...

  • Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Brazilian, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese counterparts on the...

  • Egypt: Economic Situation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of Egypt’s economy.

  • Egypt: Economic Situation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to provide support to the Egyptian economy; and what such steps he has taken together with his EU...

  • Egypt: Elections

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to help ensure that the outcome of the proposed November 2011 elections in Egypt is implemented in a...

  • Egypt: Freedom of Expression

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the extent of freedom of speech in Egypt.

  • Egypt: Religious Freedom

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt; and whether he has plans to make...

  • Egypt: Trade Unions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the rights of trade unions in Egypt.

  • E-mail

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department use private e-mail accounts for the conduct...

  • EU General Affairs Council: Climate Change

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what agreements on the EU position for the climate change discussions in Durban were made at the EU General Affairs Council on...

  • European Union Bill 2010-12

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 166W, on the European Union Bill, what the final cost to his...

  • Fiji: Trade Unions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the rights of trade unions in Fiji.

  • Freedom of Expression: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from (a) foreign governments and (b) international non-governmental organisations on online...

  • Freedom of Expression: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what date has been set for the next meeting of his Department's Freedom of Expression on the Internet Expert Group.

  • Freedom of Expression: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what groups and companies were invited to and (a) did not attend and (b) attended the first meeting of his Department's Freedom...

  • Freedom of Expression: Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of each paper prepared for the first meeting of his Department's Freedom of Expression on...

  • Ghana

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are posted to Ghana.

  • Ghana

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit Ghana.

  • Ghana: Foreign Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and Ghana.

  • Gilad Shalit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to assist efforts towards the release of Gilad Shalit.

  • Human Trafficking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Brazilian, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese counterparts on international...

  • Indonesia: Papua

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the government of Indonesia on West Papua; and if he will make a statement.

  • Indonesia: Papua

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospects for dialogue between the Government of Indonesia and representatives of the people...

  • Indonesia: Religious Freedom

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Indonesia on its treatment of Ahmadiyya Muslims in East Java,...

  • Indonesia: Religious Freedom

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Indonesia on the operation of the criminal justice system in...

  • Internet: Conferences

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) companies, (b) non-governmental organisations and (c) representatives of foreign governments have been invited to his...

  • Iran: Nuclear Power

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the Bushehr nuclear power project in Iran; and if he will make a statement.

  • Israel: Abortion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the abortion rate in Israel in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

  • Israel: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent meetings he has had with the Israeli Leader of the Opposition; what issues were discussed; and if he will make a...

  • Libya: Armed Conflict

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Libyan National Transitional Council on the implementation of (a) extradition policy and...

  • Libya: Economic Situation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the potential contribution of member countries of the Arab League to economic recovery in...

  • Libya: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the ideological objectives of the National Transitional Council in Libya.

  • Libya: Terrorism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with members of Libya's National Transitional Council on compensation payments for British victims...

  • Malawi: Demonstrations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Malawi on its response to recent anti-government protests.

  • Malawi: Human Rights

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the human rights situation in Malawi following the death of Robert Chasowa.

  • Nigeria: Armed Conflict

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to the Government of Nigeria to help resolve localised violent conflict in that country.

  • Nigeria: Terrorism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department is making to combating emerging terrorist threats in Nigeria.

  • Piracy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Brazilian, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese counterparts on international...

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of public service mutuals in its area of responsibility; and if...

  • Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence he considered in assessing the merits of instituting a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

  • Sierra Leone

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are posted to Sierra Leone.

  • Sierra Leone: Foreign Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and Sierra Leone.

  • South Sudan: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) the political development of South Sudan and (b) the state of relations between South...

  • Sudan: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the dismissal of the elected governor of Blue Nile state in Sudan; and if he will make a...

  • Sudan: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the nomination of the (a) Deputy Chief Administrator for the Abyei Area and (b) Speaker...

  • Sudan: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on parties that missed the deadline for withdrawal of forces from the Abyei Area.

  • Sudan: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received reports from the Force Commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei on the withdrawal of...

  • Syria: Foreign Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the governments of (a) Russia and (b) China on their relations with the government of Syria...

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of civilian deaths in Syria during the recent demonstrations in that country.

  • Third Sector

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much direct funding his Department provided to each civil society organisation it funded in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how...

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made on the installation of the Coastal Radar System in the British Overseas Territory of Turks...

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos in 2012.

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the investigation by the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team in Turks and Caicos;...

  • USA: Scholarships

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of Marshall scholars who are employed in the US executive or legislature.

  • USA: Visas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the cost of obtaining a visa for travel to the US.

  • Yemen

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are stationed in Yemen.

  • Yemen

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular assistance his Department is providing to British citizens in Yemen following recent civil unrest in that country.

  • Yulia Tymoshenko

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Ukraine against the prison sentence given to Yulia Tymoshenko; and if he...

  • Yvonne Fletcher

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what work has been undertaken to secure the extradition from Libya of the main suspect in the case of the shooting of WPC Yvonne...