Gaza: Civilians

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 28 November 2023.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help support relatives of UK citizens to leave Gaza.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

he safety of all British nationals and their immediate family members (spouse/partner and children under 18, if the British national is a child under 18 then their parents and siblings under 18) continues to be our utmost priority. We are doing everything we can to support them in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are working closely with Israeli counterparts and international partners, as well as signposting British nationals and their dependents to our travel advice, online pages for advice: and Over 200 British nationals and their dependents have crossed into Egypt, with onward support to Cairo, and we are continuing to offer support to those that are yet to cross. The Prime Minister has also met, in the UK and Israel, several families of those believed to have been taken hostage.

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