Hong Kong

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:09 pm on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 4:09 pm, 10th June 2019

I agree with the Minister: the United Kingdom has a serious and special obligation to defend civil liberties in Hong Kong. One of the leaders of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement said in a note last week that these new extradition amendments and this Bill will, if passed,

“have destructive effects on our civil liberties as well as on our economy.”

Does the Minister agree with that assessment, and does he feel we are discharging our obligation to defend civil liberties in Hong Kong as fully as we can at the present time?