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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis (23 Jul 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...counterparts. For example, last year the Secretary of State for International Development made a key note speech at Rotary International with representatives from India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Indonesia, along with key polio campaigners and global health bodies. The UK continues to be a strong supporter of global polio eradication efforts. In 2013, the UK committed...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon: ...the UN declaration, went virtually unchallenged. At about the same time, we had a Statement in your Lordships’ House that the Government were pressing for a UN-led inquiry into human rights abuse in Sri Lanka. Fine, but when I asked whether the Government would also support a similar inquiry into the mass killing of Sikhs in India—yes, I know it is a much bigger trading...

Responsibility to Protect — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ..., in the context not only of the world today but of what we have seen in recent times. The genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda and the crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Darfur and Syria demonstrate, as we have heard, extreme failures by the international community to respond to the threat of atrocity crimes. We have been confronted by complex choices...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom with unpaid London Congestion Charge Bills and Fines: 2014 (16 Jul 2015)

Philip Hammond: ...of Latvia 1,995 238,630 Embassy of Portugal 1,950 236,460 Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 2,244 235,575 Embassy of Finland 1,921 227,680 Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1,979 227,680 Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia 1,731 211,670 Embassy of Luxembourg 1,731 205,500 Embassy of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Official Visits (14 Jul 2015)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the Tamil National Alliance on meeting with the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province during his forthcoming visit to the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Official Visits (13 Jul 2015)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Prime Minister has to meet the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province when he visits the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (2 Jul 2015)

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

Syria — Question for Short Debate (24 Jun 2015)

Lord Naseby: ...with Stalin. You may not like the man but that is irrelevant in the context of what we face today. If we do not, it is my judgment that the state of ISIL will become a reality. I draw an analogy with Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers, a vicious, left-wing-led Hindu organisation that was only defeated by strong leadership—remember that it is democratically elected—good armed...

European Union Referendum Bill (9 Jun 2015)

Steven Baker: ...The issue of equal treatment has been raised. In a constituency such as mine, one of the most pressing problems is that a large minority of my constituents have family outside the EU, whether in Kashmir and Pakistan, Sri Lanka or the Caribbean. They face fundamentally different migration circumstances compared to people from the European Union. I recently dealt with the case of a...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Ethnic Groups (4 Jun 2015)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on official discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: War Crimes (4 Jun 2015)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received from the government of Sri Lanka about allegations of war crimes in that country.

Fifa: Britain in the World (1 Jun 2015)

Mary Creagh: ...if we leave that convention? If we turn our back on human rights, what hope is there for those awaiting the death penalty in prisons around the world? What message does that send to Burma, Syria, North Korea, Sri Lanka and Iran? Workers’ rights are also human rights, so will the right hon. Lady use some of the 1.8 billion she has earmarked for economic development to work with...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (24 Mar 2015)

Hugo Swire: ..., he will know that I was the first Minister anywhere in the world to comment on the arrest of President Nasheed. We continue to monitor the situation extremely closely, just as we do the ongoing violence and disruption in Bangladesh. We also have Sri Lanka, whose newly elected Government have re-embraced their place in the Commonwealth, for which we applaud them. They have committed to...

Business of the House: 1915 Armenian Genocide (23 Mar 2015)

David Lidington: ...will attend a ceremony in Gallipoli to honour the memory of all those who died during the campaign, including soldiers from Britain, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Indian subcontinent, Canada and Sri Lanka, as well as the Ottoman soldiers who died defending the peninsula. Those sombre commemorations in both Gallipoli and Yerevan should be used to honour the memory of those...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (23 Mar 2015)

Neil Carmichael: ...for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221023, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the new government of Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Finance (19 Mar 2015)

Lord Bates: ... 231 Occupied Palestinian Territories 68 Philippines 3 Russia 7 Rwanda 12 Saudi Arabia 3 Senegal 15 Serbia 1 Sierra Leone 52 Singapore 1 Somalia 129 South Africa 40 Sri Lanka 108 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 Stateless 2 Sudan 84 Swaziland 2 Syria 23 Tanzania 4 Thailand 1 Togo 5 Trinidad And Tobago 2 Tunisia 5 Turkey...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (13 Mar 2015)

Fiona O'Donnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his priorities are for the UK's relationship with Sri Lanka.

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2015)

Lord Luce: ...that we could not invent but is a unique opportunity for our country. The question to ask is whether we take it; it is there for us to take. We face yet another crossroads in the Commonwealth with the handing over of the chairmanship from Sri Lanka to Malta, and with a new opportunity for Commonwealth Heads of Government in November to set a new direction on relevance to a Commonwealth...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (3 Mar 2015)

Steve Brine: The Minister will know that the UN has delayed by six months its report on human rights in Sri Lanka. A number of Sri Lankan constituents in my constituency are waiting for this report and are actively contacting their MP about it. Will the Minister push for the urgent release of this document, and will he please update us?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 Jan 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—


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