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[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...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (13 October 2014)

Lord Naseby: ...the United Kingdom defence attaché in Colombo for the period June 2008 to June 2009 inclusive as evidence to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Investigation on Sri Lanka.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — BacKBench Business — Kashmir (11 September 2014)

Steven Baker: Three foreign policy issues are of acute interest to my constituents: Israel and Palestine, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. Members will have spotted that all three have something in common, which is, of course, the legacy of the British Empire. I very much welcome this debate, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Bradford East (Mr Ward) on securing what I think has been an excellent debate so far....

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (10 September 2014)

Anna Soubry: ... 0.1 4— 4— Botswanan 20 0.0 5— 4— 20 0.0 5— 4— Cameroonian 130 0.1 5— 4— 120 0.1 5— 4— Canadian 60 0.0 20 0.1 40 0.0 5— 4— Citizen of Fiji 1,740 1.1 120 0.4 1,600 1.8 10 0.0 Citizen of Seychelles 20 0.0 4— 4— 20 0.0 4— 4— Citizen of Sri...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (9 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take through the Commonwealth and UN to secure Sri Lanka's compliance with the UN Human Rights Committee's resolution on the war crimes and civil rights investigation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: LGBT Rights (8 September 2014)

Simon Kirby: ...Nevis; and if he will make a statement; (36) what steps he is taking to promote LGBT rights in Singapore; and if he will make a statement; (37) what steps he is taking to promote LGBT rights in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement; (38) what steps he is taking to promote LGBT rights in Barbados; and if he will make a statement; (39) what steps he is taking to promote LGBT rights...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (5 September 2014)

Robert Halfon: ...recent assessment he has made of the merits of the appointment of a team of experts led by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to assist the investigation into alleged abuses in Sri Lanka.

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow the Caring City (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

James Dornan: ...more than just having police and an army but also comes from having easy access to food and water and having a secure job, home, relationships and family life. Human security was at the heart of the Caring City’s work in post-tsunami Sri Lanka, where it invested in medium to long-term projects in the fishing and hospitality industries that became self-sustaining. That meant that the...

Scottish Parliament: Persecuted Christians (6 August 2014)

Murdo Fraser: ...games closed earlier this week, I highlight the fact that 10 of the top 50 countries in which Christians are most persecuted are Commonwealth countries: the Maldives, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brunei, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Tanzania. John Mason and others mentioned the horrendous situation that exists in Iraq and Syria with the formation of the new Islamic State. Human...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games 2014 (5 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Hanzala Malik: ...to see a lot more of it. I feel that we have perhaps missed out the Foreign Office and all the embassies around the world that gave us a great deal of support and help. I know about that from my visit to Sri Lanka, and I add my thanks to them as well. What else can the minister do to help and support minority communities to take more part in sporting activities in Scotland?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Viscount Bridgeman: ...freedom or belief has to be the crucial element in any sustainable peace. Reference has already been made to the current crisis in Iraq, the conflict in Rakhine State in Burma, and post-conflict situations such as Sri Lanka, to name only a few. There are currently two glaring cases of abuse of or contempt for Article 18 in North Korea and Eritrea, to which the noble Lord referred. I hope...

Petitions: Human rights in Sri Lanka (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gareth Thomas: It is my duty and privilege to raise concerns put to me by Councillor Kareema Marikar and the trustees and elders of the Sri Lankan mosque in Harrow about human rights in Sri Lanka. The petition reads: The Petition of residents of Harrow West, Declares that it has been reported that violent attacks on Muslims in the southern Sri Lanka town of Aluthgama beginning on 15 June resulted in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Religion and Belief (22 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Bob Blackman: In Sri Lanka, mosques and churches are subject to attacks by radical Buddhists. Will my right hon. Friend take the matter up with the Sri Lankan Government so that religious minorities are protected in this traditional land in Sri Lanka?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Sales: Russia (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Barry Gardiner: The Foreign Secretary is very clear about the use of sanctions against Russia and about their potential efficacy. Why, therefore, has the Foreign Office consistently said in relation to Sri Lanka that it does not believe in applying sanctions there or in other parts of the world?

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