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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...

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 January 2014)

Lord Smith of Clifton: My Lords, in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy, for introducing the debate, I agree with him that we have to go back to the Fulton report, to which I submitted evidence all those years ago. However, the problem with that report was that it unleashed an often mindless pursuit of managerialism into government. The pursuit of this doctrine led to wholesale privatisation, hollowing out of...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime andPolicing Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (14 January 2014)

Lord Marlesford: My Lords, I apologise for detaining the House rather late on a quite different subject from that which we have been discussing in the past hour or so. Let me first explain why I am moving Amendment 89, to add a new section to the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 to make it an offence to participate as a combatant in armed conflict against a foreign state without the licence of Her Majesty. My...

Defence Reform Bill — Second Reading (10 December 2013)

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico: My Lords, I shall speak on Part 1 of the Bill since that is where my experience of the MoD rests. I also speak as what seems to be a highly unpopular advocate of continuing to seek out a GOCO option. My qualifications for speaking on procurement rest on part-time involvement with the MoD in general and with the then newly formed Defence Logistics Organisation, in particular from 1998 to 2005....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Commonwealth Meeting and the Philippines (18 November 2013)

Richard Benyon: .... The Prime Minister and his fellow Commonwealth leaders have grasped that that is about not only the tragic loss of iconic species, but the funding of organisations such as al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army. What can he and his Commonwealth colleagues do now to try to influence the demand for those items of trade, which is fuelling the high prices that poachers can get in...

Magna Carta — Question for Short Debate (7 November 2013)

Lord Addington: My Lords, I find myself in a position that reminds me of the first intervention that I think I made in this Parliament. At Question Time, the noble Lord, Lord Hill, was asked about why some historian—I cannot remember which one—was being removed from the national curriculum. I stood up, from a little further back than I am now, and suggested to the noble Lord that we should not...

Armed Forces: Legal Challenge — Motion to Take Note (7 November 2013)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, for bringing forward this important debate. I declare an interest as the chair of the Association of Military Court Advocates. The mood of this House in the debate on the prospect of military involvement in Syria demonstrated a response to public opinion which has become less enamoured of military campaigns. The public are hugely supportive of...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Second Reading (22 October 2013)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his brave attempt to introduce this bad little Bill and certainly look forward to the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Horam, who has been in both my party and that of the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, but now resides on the Conservative Benches. I may end his career by saying that he gets 12 positive mentions in my book on the Labour Party in the 1970s....

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Wildlife Crime (10 October 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Barry Gardiner: ...a scaly anteater; it is Manis manidae. However, it is a mammal, even though it has scales. The hon. Gentleman pointed out, quite correctly, the connections with al-Shabaab, Janjaweed and the Lord’s Resistance Army. This is big business, and it is big criminal business. For that reason, I heartily endorse his remarks and hope that the Department will take this issue very seriously...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — International Criminal Court (Kenya) (9 October 2013)

Eric Joyce: ...inherently political, because we put great pressure on those states to refer cases to the ICC. We cannot just hold our hands up and say, “Nothing to do with us, guv.” Clearly, we put enormous pressure on those states. Cases involving the Lord’s Resistance Army, for example, in Uganda, remain a cause célèbre—although less than they were, I suppose—and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nature Conservation: Crime (5 September 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

John Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the relationship between the (a) Lords Resistance Army, (b) Al Shabab and (c) similar groups and the illegal trafficking of wildlife products and ivory; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Endangered Species (4 July 2013)

Richard Benyon: ...United States. There has been a realisation that this is not just an environmental problem—it is about security, too. In large parts of Africa, organisations such as al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army are helping to finance the evil they do through this trade. There is a realisation that we need a cross-government approach and that was the basis of the event that the...

European Council and Afghanistan — Statement (2 July 2013)

Lord Hill of Oareford: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I will repeat a Statement made by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in another place. The Statement is as follows: “I would like to make a Statement on Afghanistan and to report back on last week’s European Council. I visited Afghanistan on Armed Forces Day to pay tribute to the extraordinary men and women who risk their lives...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (1 July 2013)

The Bishop of Truro: My Lords, I, too, am very grateful to the noble Baroness for introducing this important debate. I thank her for her wide-ranging and helpful speech. The Foreign Secretary was right when he recently described the situation in Syria as the worst crisis affecting the world today. It is a truly wicked conflict. This wickedness is illustrated both by the scale of the human tragedy and by the...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day] — Lobbying: Armed Forces (25 June 2013)

Kevan Jones: ...that city. The hon. Member for Aldershot (Sir Gerald Howarth) —a very old friend of mine from our days on the Defence Committee—talked about the contribution of his constituency to the British Army. May I join in his comments about the tremendous contribution that Aldershot makes to the British armed forces? He also highlights the important role of defence industries across...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde: My Lords, the gracious Speech referred to the Government bringing forward measures, “to improve the way this country procures defence equipment”. The noble Lord, Lord Lee of Trafford, has covered to some degree the number of questions that that raises. It is shorthand for government-owned contractor-operated, although for some time the MoD, rightly, was considering various models....

Afghanistan — Motion to Take Note (14 March 2013)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I begin by thanking my noble friend Lady Warsi for introducing this debate in a thoroughly rounded and comprehensive manner, well illustrating the challenges that this subject raises. A British Prime Minister declares that now is the time for everyone to participate in a peaceful political process in Afghanistan. One might legitimately ask whether this is the late 18th century, the...

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