Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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  • Australia: Anniversaries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to mark the centenary of Canberra.

  • Burma

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Burma on the recruitment of child soldiers into the Burmese Army.

  • Burma

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on abuses of human rights in ethnic states in Burma in 2011.

  • Burma

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Government of Burma on spending on health and education.

  • Burma: Political Prisoners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the Burmese authorities about the release of political prisoners in Burmese jails in the last year.

  • Burma: Political Prisoners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential consequences of the decision by the Burmese authorities to release political...

  • Chevening Scholarships Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of maintaining Chevening was under each budget heading in each of the last two years.

  • Departmental Drinks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bottles from the Government wine cellar have been sold in the last year; and how much revenue has been generated by...

  • Departmental Drinks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by what date he expects the Government wine cellar to be self-financing.

  • Departmental Drinks

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the value of his Department's wine cellar; and what the 20 most valuable bottles are.

  • Departmental Food

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of food purchased by his Department was produced in the UK in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Manpower

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) male and (b) female staff his Department employs (i) in the UK and (ii) overseas.

  • Departmental Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many away days his Department has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended;...

  • Developing Countries: Christianity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has recently taken to protect Christians abroad from persecution; and if he will make a statement.

  • Developing Countries: Christianity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the threat posed to Christians around the world.

  • Egypt: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the authorities in Egypt about recent developments in that country.

  • European Union

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to publish a White Paper on repatriation of powers from the EU.

  • Falkland Islands Dependencies: Environment Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department is sponsoring any schemes in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands to promote marine biodiversity...

  • Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with representatives of Mercosur on its decision to forbid ships flying the flag of the Falkland Islands...

  • Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect on British trade of the decision by Mercosur to forbid ships flying the flag...

  • Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Argentina holding the presidency of Mercosur on British interests in the...

  • Falkland Islands: Sovereignty

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to seek a reversal of the decision taken by Mercosur to forbid ships flying the flag of the Falkland...

  • Israel: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what recent occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have raised the issue of continued settlement expansion with...

  • Lesotho

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

  • Lesotho: Diplomatic Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals have requested consular support in Lesotho in each of the last five years.

  • Lesotho: Foreign Relations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of bilateral relations with Lesotho; and if he will make a statement.

  • Middle East: Oil

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effects of a full-scale oil embargo on Iran.

  • Middle East: Peace Negotiations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress made in the Middle East peace process since the Israeli and Palestinian leaders'...

  • Morocco: Overseas Trade

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the monetary value of exports to Morocco was for each category of exports in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Somalia: Diplomatic Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals have requested consular support in Somalia in each of the last five years.

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with his counterpart in Turkey on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential consequences of a decision by the Arab League to withdraw its observer mission from...

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of Arab League observers in Syria.

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the head of the Arab League Secretariat on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.

  • Syria: Politics and Government

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contacts he has had with counterparts in Russia and China on matters related to Syria in recent weeks.