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My Lords, I am sure that the Minister is right in saying that unity is crucial in this, so I am bound to say that it is a matter of some sadness if not regret that we have now pushed the policy of sanctions so far that we have now lost China to the international consensus. That is a loss that will be measured in terms of loss of influence on North Korea. It is important at this stage that we...
Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise concerns at the UN regarding the People’s Republic of China’s recent statement on the Sino–British Joint Declaration and the implementation of that treaty in recent years.
Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to take urgent steps to introduce universal suffrage in Hong Kong for the next elections for Chief Executive and the Legislative Council.
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001
Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Yeovil
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Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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