To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that British companies directly or indirectly involved in extraction or mining in Eritrea are compliant with (1) UN Security Council Resolution 2023, (2) the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, (3) the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015, and (4) anti-bribery legislation.
The Government expects and requires that all UK companies involved in the mining sector, including in Eritrea, comply with all relevant legislation and regulations both UK and local, as it applies to their operations.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office regularly meet with UK companies, and companies with UK investors, involved in extractives in Eritrea. Discussions include their duty to comply with the legislative and regulatory requirements of operating in Eritrea and the human rights of Eritrean nationals involved in their operations in Eritrea.
The UK Government will take appropriate action against companies and / or individuals who fail to comply with the relevant legislation.