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Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (17 November 2014)

Baroness Cox: My Lords, it is a great pleasure and privilege to congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm of Owlpen, on her superb maiden speech. It was a powerful, moving and very constructive response to the important Bill before us today. As someone with a nursing background myself, it is an especial delight to welcome another former nurse to your Lordships’ House. As the noble Baroness was...

ISIL: Iraq and Syria — Statement (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his support for the Government’s position and for the measured and serious response that he always achieves in these matters. The noble Lord asked whether I would add my thanks and recognition for the work of the staff of the British Council. I am only too pleased to do so. All those who serve us in these capacities in situations of...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Lord Bach: ...the perilous action with skill, courage and their characteristic devotion to duty—and, of course, our hearts should be with the families who they leave behind. As for ground troops, our view is that the Government are right to resist putting substantial combat forces back into Iraq. There does not seem to be much public or parliamentary support for such action. But, as importantly,...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Committee (9 July 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: My Lords, both the amendments in this group deal with an issue that was raised at Second Reading by a number of noble Lords, including the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, and the noble Baroness, Lady Dean. That issue is whether the family of a deceased person should be able to bring a complaint on their behalf or to continue a complaint where it was made before the person died. It is clear that...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Backbench Business — Protecting Children in Conflict (3 July 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: .... What I saw there still resonates with me today. I went to the camps for internally displaced people in the north. That was at the beginning of the peace talks between the Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and there were about 1.5 million people living in the camps. I heard horrific stories about child soldiers who had been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. More...

First World War — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Lords, the centenary of this terrible war is important for three reasons. One is the sheer scale of the sacrifice: 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded across the globe; more than 1 million dead from Britain and her then empire and Commonwealth; and barely a family or community left untouched. Another reason to commemorate is that, with the passing of Henry Allingham, Harry Patch and...

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (23 June 2014)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for the Motion, and I join other noble Lords in the comments about the commemoration of the First World War. So many of us in this House had relatives in that war; I had an uncle who died as a young volunteer at 17 years old in the First World War. We must answer the question, “What is the purpose of our Armed Forces?”, before...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 June 2014)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of the Association of Military Court Advocates, which had the opportunity of discussing the Bill a week ago at a seminar at the Honourable Artillery Company premises in the City. Dr Susan Atkins was right to draw attention to the scandals involving personnel in the BBC, the NHS and the police service in her 2013 report. They do not need repeating,...

Middle East: Jihadism — Question for Short Debate (19 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ahmed: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, for securing this timely and important debate. It is my pleasure to follow such distinguished and learned noble Lords. I put down my name in this debate to seek some knowledge. I am neither an Arab nor indigenous English, and jihadism for me is difficult to understand, as “jihad” is in Arabic and “Islamism” is in...

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 June 2014)

The Earl of Sandwich: My Lords, this has been a fascinating learning exercise for me, and I think for other people involved. The chairman has given us an upbeat introduction; I hope and think that he is not being overoptimistic, but that is his characteristic. It has been a privilege to work with him, not only because of his extensive knowledge of the EU and the United States but because he has been such good...

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Iraq — Statement (16 June 2014)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made earlier today in another place by my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary on Iraq and on last week’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Statement is as follows. “Mr Speaker, with permission, I will make a Statement on Iraq and update the House on the outcome of last week’s...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord’s Resistance Army (12 June 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reports that Joseph Kony and senior members of the Lord’s Resistance Army are hiding in a Sudanese-controlled area of a disputed enclave bordering the Central African Republic.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord’s Resistance Army (12 June 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that senior Lord’s Resistance Army commanders are gathered in the north-east of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (11 June 2014)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, the infamy with which the Central African Republic was known due to its brief, self-declared existence as an empire under Emperor Bokassa has been replaced by such anonymity that it is now known only to the tea-time audience of BBC1. “Central African Republic” is a frequent pointless answer on the popular quiz show of that name. I wish briefly to shine a spotlight on the...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Political and Human Rights (African Great Lakes) (13 May 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...have been any discussions with the Democratic Republic of the Congo about the atrocities. Elsewhere in the region, a decades-long conflict in northern Uganda has abated in intensity, but the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has increased its activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Central African Republic. There is great concern—it is certainly a concern of...

Business of the House (No. 1): Clause 33 — Amount of Penalty (29 April 2014)

Alison Seabeck: ..., particularly by their colleagues and close friends here in this place, and we acknowledge that loss. Let me start by discussing the proposals to part 2 of the Bill. The Minister has talked about Lords amendments 1 to 5 to clauses 33, 39 and 42, which deal with the single source procurement contracts. Labour Members welcome the amendments in principle, because they take forward the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: South Sudan (3 April 2014)

Baroness Warsi: There has been a contingent of Ugandan troops in South Sudan, working alongside the government to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) since before independence in 2011. In mid-December 2013, in response to President Kiir’s request for assistance in securing key installations including the airport in Juba, the Ugandan government increased its deployment of Ugandan troops in...

Defence Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) (26 March 2014)

Lord Craig of Radley: My Lords, the amendment relates to the commencement of Part 1. During earlier consideration of the Bill, both at Second Reading and in Committee, I and other noble Lords questioned why Part 1 should be enacted now. The Government had made it clear just before Second Reading that they did not intend to proceed with the GOCO model; instead, they would seek to strengthen DE&S—described...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord’s Resistance Army (11 February 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in curbing the Lords Resistance Army and in bringing Joseph Kony to justice.

Business of the House: International Wildlife Crime (6 February 2014)

Pauline Latham: ...al-Qaeda benefits from the trade. More generally, the increase in poaching is of concern from the perspective of international development. It is well documented that guerrilla organisations, such as the Lord’s Resistance Army, have supported themselves financially by poaching. We are all aware of the horrendous practices that Joseph Kony and his army have wreaked on the people of...

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