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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.

UK and Sri Lanka: Bilateral Trade — Question for Short Debate (11 December 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Sheikh for initiating this important debate and for his wider contribution to the relationship between Sri Lanka and the UK. I have to admit that I was concerned this morning when I came in and saw the annunciator saying that the final QSD today was on the subject of trade with Syria. It is a relief for all of us that this was incorrect. I also thank the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives (11 December 2014)

Hugo Swire: Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives has raised the disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan with the Maldives government, most recently on 11 November. We understand that the investigation continues into Mr Rilwan’s disappearance, and we continue to monitor this case closely.

House of Lords: Procedures and Practices — Question for Short Debate (4 December 2014)

Baroness Deech: .... I looked at the Oral Questions tabled for the last two weeks before Christmas as an example. There are Questions about Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iran, Ireland and Sudan. Questions for Short Debate may never find time to be debated at all, but currently refer to Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Israel, the Philippines, Russia and North Korea. On the day I checked, Questions for Written Answer,...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality (25 November 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...149 5,702 8,902 South Africa 8,367 7,446 6,351 6,924 6,448 China 6,041 7,581 6,966 7,198 7,289 Somalia 8,139 5,817 4,664 5,143 5,688 Zimbabwe 7,703 6,301 4,877 5,647 4,412 Sri Lanka 4,762 4,944 5,886 6,163 3,855 Turkey 7,207 4,630 3,627 4,726 4,184 Ghana 4,662 4,551 3,931 4,744 4,675 Afghanistan 5,012 5,281 3,951 4,600 3,627 Iraq 5,497 4,385...

Sri Lanka — Question (24 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Naseby: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare an interest as chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sri Lanka (24 November 2014)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has for aid in Sri Lanka in 2015-16.

Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014)

Lord Naseby: ...are economic migrants who claimed that they needed asylum for refugee reasons, but they do not and have been found to be seeking asylum to improve their position in life. Members of the House will know that I take a particular interest in Sri Lanka so last night I asked for Sri Lankan figures for three years. I asked for the figures for 2003, which was a time when the war was going on, but...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Sri Lanka (19 November 2014)

Matthew Offord: ...ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department consults the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when determining the veracity of claims of torture by asylum applicants from Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Sri Lanka (5 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of returning failed asylum seekers to Sri Lanka on the ability of the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights to investigate violations of human rights in that country; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Sri Lanka (5 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers who claimed asylum in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014, have been found to be victims of torture; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Sri Lanka (4 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been victims of torture have been removed to Sri Lanka in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Arms Exports and Controls (30 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Sir John Stanley: ...debates. As for the four countries to which he referred specifically, he will be glad to know that they will all continue to be the subject of detailed scrutiny by the Committees. Three of the countries, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka, are of course among the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 28 countries of top human rights concern. He must have been glad to see that the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (29 October 2014)

Nigel Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sri Lanka on the decision of the Sri Lankan Court of Appeals to halt the forced deportation of Christians and members of other religious minorities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (27 October 2014)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Sri Lankan government to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade (22 October 2014)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what UK arms sales and of what value there were to (a) Libya, (b) Sudan, (c) Somalia, (d) Argentina, (e) Columbia, (f) Zimbabwe, (g) Sri Lanka, (h) Pakistan and (i) Saudi Arabia in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Who Framework Convention On Tobacco Control (21 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: ..., Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (20 October 2014)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports that Tamils deported to Sri Lanka have been subjected to torture and sexual abuse.

Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Immigrants (17 October 2014)

James Brokenshire: The UK participates in EU readmissions agreements with Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Hong Kong, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Ukraine. The UK has bilateral readmission agreements with Algeria, South Korea and Switzerland. The UK has memoranda of understanding for the return of nationals found...

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