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Update on Bahrain from Minister for the Middle East & South Asia

17. March 2011

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17 March 2011 Dear Colleague,  Further to my previous messages on Libya, I thought it would be helpful to send you an update on the situation in Bahrain and what action the British Government is taking. On the consular side, our travel advice is today advising British nationals against all travel to Bahrain and recommending [...]

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Travel Advice from UK Foreign Office

17. March 2011

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Please visit www.fco.gov.uk for updated information. 17 March 2011 ·       We advise against all non essential travel to Tokyo and north eastern Japan given the damage caused by the 11 March earthquake and resulting aftershocks and tsunami. Due to the evolving situation at the Fukushima nuclear facility and potential disruptions to the supply of goods, [...]

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Government Press Notice, Japan

17. March 2011

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17 March 2011 Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne today set out further detail on the UK Chief Nuclear Inspector’s report into the implications of events at Japanese nuclear reactors on existing and new plants in the UK. This came as Ministers met with representatives from the nuclear industry in London. [...]

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Libya: Consular Response

17. March 2011

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Ministerial Statement: Thursday 3 March 2011 The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Alistair Burt): I wish to update the House on the efforts the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made to help British nationals depart Libya. As the Prime Minister reported to this House on Monday 28 February 2011, more than [...]

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Defence Briefing

17. November 2009

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Why we are in Afghanistan   Our approach to Afghanistan is part of a wider international effort to help the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to build the security, democracy and prosperity which is essential to stability in this crucial region and to our own national security – helping those countries to take increasing responsibility [...]

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PMs speech on Afghanistan

17. November 2009

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6 November 2009   Prime Minister Gordon Brown today announced future plans on British troop levels in Afghanistan, in support of our strategy of Afghanization set out in December 2007 and again in April this year.   Please find below a copy of the Prime Minister’s speech on Afghanistan. In it, the Prime Minister set [...]

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Iraq Committee of Enquiry

17. November 2009

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June 2009   The terms of reference for the committee of enquiry will be to examine and report on UK government policy and its implementation in Iraq from UNSCR 1441 in -summer of 2001 to the present day. Its main purpose is to provide a full assessment of British involvement in Iraq over this period, [...]

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G20 – Top Ten Outcomes

15. April 2009

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G20 – Top Ten Outcomes

The top ten outcomes from the G20 London Summit – a Global Plan for Recovery and Reform I. A global plan: an agreed global plan for recovery endorsed by countries representing 85 percent of the world’s GDP. II. Restoring growth and jobs: deliver a $5 trillion fiscal expansion, to raise output by 4 percent by the end [...]

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G20 Summit Communique

15. April 2009

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G20 Summit Communique

Please see below for the communique issued by the G20 leaders on 02 April 2009 after the London Summit: Global Plan for Recovery and Reform  1.    We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, met in London on 2 April 2009.   2.    We face the greatest challenge to the world economy in modern times; [...]

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Managing impacts of Migration

20. March 2009

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Managing impacts of Migration

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week announced details of a new multi million fund to support communities in managing local pressures from migration. The long term benefit to the UK economy from migration is significant and will be vital to ensuring the UK’s economic recovery. Nonetheless the Government recognises that [...]

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