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Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015)

Mary Creagh: ...who discovered a new-found interest in development as soon as they were appointed to their roles, I have a long-standing interest in the subject. Let us start with my volunteering for Oxfam in Sri Lanka for two months in 1990. Let us move on to my visit to Rwanda and eastern DRC—

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Tamil People in Sri Lanka (28 January 2015) See 31 other results from this debate

David Lidington: ...North (Mr Scott) on securing the debate. I note the contributions of Members on both sides of the House and thank them for taking part. The debate is timely, coinciding as it does with the visit to Sri Lanka by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), although that timeliness inevitably means that there are limits...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (27 January 2015)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the election in Sri Lanka and the prospects for an independent war crime inquiry in that country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (23 January 2015)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka.

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...week, I tabled a question to the Prime Minister to ask about the work of his special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, particularly in relation to the changing situation in Sri Lanka. I have just had a letter from No. 10 telling me that my question has been transferred to the Foreign Office. I am not sure whether that means that the special representative, who is a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students (22 January 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...China 44,724 Pakistan 26,490 United States 14,985 Saudi Arabia 14,560 Nigeria 12,256 Bangladesh 10,140 Sri Lanka 9,454 Hong Kong 7,225 Korea (South) 7,036 Other 89,268 Total 285,544 Top 10 nationalities in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (22 January 2015)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet the Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (21 January 2015)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political rights of and economic opportunities for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (Presidential Election) (20 January 2015)

Sri Lanka (Presidential Election)

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (19 January 2015)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government took to ensure that the recent election in Sri Lanka was free and fair; and if he will make a statement.

Asylum (Time Limit) Bill (16 January 2015)

Michael Penning: ...Tamil man aged 24. He came here to study—a very clever man—and went on to become a very good doctor. He is progressing towards becoming a consultant now. While he was here, his whole family in Sri Lanka was wiped out. Death threats against him and his brothers were displayed across the media in Sri Lanka, just because of his parents’ beliefs and birth. He had been here...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (16 January 2015)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his new Sri Lankan counterpart on protecting the Tamil and Muslim minority communities; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances (15 January 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...Saudi Arabia 5 Nigeria 6 Bangladesh 7 Sri Lanka 8 Hong Kong 9 Korea (South) 10 Top 10...

Sri Lanka: Presidential Elections — Question (14 January 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Lord Naseby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the conduct and result of the presidential election in Sri Lanka, and of the policy statement made by Mr Maithripala Sirisena, the newly elected Executive President.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 January 2015)

David Cameron: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for the work he does in supporting the freedom of the press and I certainly reiterate what he says today. This most struck me when I visited Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka, and went to see a newspaper office that had been shot up, bombed and burned. That brings home what journalists in other countries have for years faced in bringing the truth and putting it in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Land Mines (13 January 2015)

Desmond Swayne: The UK spent 13,000,000 on humanitarian mine action in the financial year 2013/14. The highest levels of spend were in Afghanistan (1.7m), Iraq (1.7m), Somalia (1.4m), Sri Lanka (1.5m) and Cambodia (1.4m). The government has allocated 30m for Mine Action work for 2014-17. The threat from landmines and explosive remnants of war prevents people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (6 January 2015)

Fiona Bruce: Across the world hundreds of thousands of Christians are being perniciously persecuted for their faith, beaten with nail-studded wooden clubs in Sri Lanka, abducted and killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon, burned to death, forcibly married and on death row in Pakistan, and children are chopped in half or sold into slavery by IS in Iraq. We know of this in this House, and of much...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (15 December 2014)

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the European Union decision in 2010 to remove trade concessions from Sri Lanka pending the government of that country improving its human rights record has created a precedent for other countries.

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