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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (24 May 2016)

James Berry: ...the Prime Minister’s historic visit to Jaffna, the UN Human Rights Council passed a consensual resolution on accountability and reconciliation, following the atrocities at the end of the Sir Lankan civil war. When the resolution comes back before the UN in June, will our Government do whatever they can to ensure that Sri Lanka lives up to its promises? Progress to date has been slow...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: War Crimes (23 May 2016)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the President of Sri Lanka on (a) the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and (b) the involvement of foreign judges and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of war crimes during the Sri Lankan civil war since the last ministerial visit to Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: International Cooperation (11 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...tax agreements the UK is party to, only the following 12 do not meet the international standard for exchange of information on request: Egypt Fiji Gambia Israel Jamaica Kenya Namibia Oman Papua new Guinea Sri Lanka Swaziland Zimbabwe That international standard does not apply to automatic exchange. The standard for automatic exchange the question refers to (as published by the OECD in...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 May 2016)

Kevan Jones: ...and northern France, but the standard everywhere in the world is the same, whether it is France, Belgium, Gaza or Egypt. A few years ago, I had the privilege of going to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, where there is a beautiful cemetery, and others are located in Sri Lanka. Ensuring that standards are maintained is incredibly difficult but they are, and that is down to the dedication of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (10 May 2016)

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

EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (9 May 2016)

Paul Scully: ...in the EU at the same rate as I pay in the UK, or I can use my other phone, which is on the Three network, to travel today to EU countries, as well as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Macau, New Zealand, Norway, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and the USA, with absolutely no roaming charges. I do not have to wait for the EU to catch up with me. That is another way in which the free market is far more...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sri Lanka (27 Apr 2016)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of visit visa applications was from Sri Lanka in 2015; and how many such applications were refused.

90TH Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (21 Apr 2016)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...force for good—a force for good for the future, given that the Commonwealth is home to 2.2 billion people, of which more than 60% are under the age of 30. As chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Sri Lanka, I would like to observe that, as Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty’s reign has overlapped with the tenures of all 14 Prime Ministers of Ceylon and, now, Sri...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015 (21 Apr 2016)

Philip Hammond: ...People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. We have also published today the July-December 2015 updates on our previous 27 priority countries...

Small Weapons Trade — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Tania Mathias: ...and was given a list of UK traders. Many of those were known to our Export Control Organisation, but it did not know that several of them were transferring arms from Ukraine to Libya, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. Therefore, historically—these are recent enough cases—our policy on the trade in small weapons has not been good enough. I hope that the Minister can reassure me that things...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Commonwealth: International Cooperation (18 Apr 2016)

Julian Brazier: ...agreements are: Australia Belize Botswana Brunei Canada Cyprus Ghana India Jamaica Malaysia Malawi Mozambique Namibia New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Tanzania Uganda Zambia

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Politics and Government (18 Apr 2016)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rate of progress of the implementation of commitments made by the government of Sri Lanka on human rights and the investigation of alleged war crimes.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Politics and Government (13 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent report by the Sri Lankan Centre for Policy Alternatives that more than 12,500 acres of land in the Northern Province remains occupied by the Sri Lankan military; what recent representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government on the restitution of land and reparations; and if he...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (12 Apr 2016)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on implementation of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Aid (5 Apr 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...860 522 Peru 199 190 Philippines 10 Sao Tome & Principe 95 Senegal 65 South Africa 1,701 1,573 South Asia, regional 327 641 South of Sahara, regional 441 Sri Lanka 14 Sudan 449 Tanzania 535 662 Thailand 12 Turkey 11 Uganda 4,767 5,547 Vietnam 12 Zambia 188 204 ...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (16 Mar 2016)

Jim Cunningham: What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka?

Commonwealth Day (14 Mar 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...-Commonwealth trade will reach $1 trillion by 2020. As the Minister responsible for our relationship with the Commonwealth since 2012, I have visited a good number of Commonwealth countries. From Canada to Australia, India to Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka to the Solomon Islands, it is clear that there remains a genuine desire across the 53 member states to see the Commonwealth progress...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives: Politics and Government (10 Mar 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...’s recommendations. I also discussed the situation in the Maldives with Foreign Minister McCully during my visit to New Zealand on 21 February and with Foreign Minister Samaraweera when I visited Sri Lanka in January.

Written Answers — Home Office: Extradition (9 Mar 2016)

James Brokenshire: ... Australia Bangladesh Barbados Canada Iraq Peru South Africa Thailand Turkey USA 2011 Antigua Australia Azerbaijan Canada Dominican Republic Ghana India Israel Jamaica Nigeria Norway South Africa Sri Lanka Switzerland Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Turkey USA Zimbabwe Australia Bangladesh Canada Ghana Norway South Africa St Vincent Switzerland Thailand Turkey UAE USA 2012 Australia...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Lord Loomba: ...and empowerment. It is common knowledge that progress has been slow, as for almost 100 years we did not see any female political leaders anywhere, including the United Kingdom. It was in 1960 that Sri Lanka elected the first female prime minister of its Government. Even today, although the Lord Speaker, Leader of the House, and Leader of the Opposition are all women, we still do not have...


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