THURSDAY 26 JUNE 2014
1. Philip Hollobone (in Business of the House): “The Leader of the House has announced that there will be a general debate on the Floor of the House on Thursday 10 July on a topic yet to be announced. Given the recent and important developments in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, the Palestinian Authority area and Egypt, surely the subject needs to be the middle east and north Africa.” [extract]
Commons Oral Answers
2. Commemoration of WWI:
– Madeleine Moon: Recalls that Palestine was one of the places where the Glamorgan Yeomanry fought the Germans.
– Stephen Doughty: Recalls that his great-grandfather fought in the Battle of Gaza.
3. James Clappison: What most recent reports has Foreign Secretary received on kidnapped Israeli teenagers, what recent steps has he taken to help secure their release, what representations has he made regarding this matter, and will he make a statement?
Commons Written Answers
4. Lord Wallace of Saltaire (in Egypt: Human Rights debate): Egypt is important also because it is “part of the key to Gaza”.
Lords Grand Committee
WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE 2014
1. Roger Godsiff: What representations has Foreign Secretary made to his Israeli counterpart on the recent destruction of fruit trees at the Tent of Nations farm?
Commons Written Answers
2. Commemorating WWI Centenary:
– Lord Trimble recalls his grandfather’s participation in the army that fought in Palestine and liberated Jerusalem.
– Baronesses Seccombe, Flether, Suttie, Howells and Lord Selsdon in various ways also remember the battles fought in Palestine.
3. Motion to take note of the situation in Iraq:
– Lord Campbell-Savours: “In my view, the West should keep out. The more we intervene, the more we fuel the excesses of militant Islam. It may already have gone too far. It might even be that we end up with a divided Baghdad as we had in Jerusalem in the 1960s.” [extract]
4. Lord Judd: What representations have HMG made to G4S about the legal implications of its remaining involvement with the Israeli Prison Service until 2017, in the light of Article 76 of the 4th Geneva Convention and its application to the detention of Palestinians?
5. Baroness Tonge: What discussions have HMG had with the new President of Egypt concerning the opening of Rafah crossing to Gaza, in order to facilitate travel and the transfer of medical supplies?
6. Baroness Tonge: What is HMG’s most recent assessment of the level of medical supplies in Gazan hospitals? [Baroness Northover: (extract) “The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that in Gaza at 29% of drugs are at zero stock (less than 1 month’s supply).”]
7. Lord Turnberg: What discussions have HMG had with the PA about the alleged kidnapping of Israeli teenagers on 12 June?
Nos 4-7 Lords Written Answers
TUESDAY 24 JUNE 2014
1. Foreign Secretary updates House on conflict pool and peacekeeping budget allocations in financial year 2014-15; commitment to OPTs to be continued.
Commons Written Statement
MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014
1. Baroness Tonge: What discussions have HMG held with their European partners with regard to listing Israeli settler groups such as Hilltop Youth as terrorist groups, following the US State Department’s description of recent settler acts of violence as terrorist incidents?
2. Baroness Tonge: What action do HMG plan to take to promote the education of UK citizens about the events of 1948 in Palestine?