Lord McDonald of Salford

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 14 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I support the case put by the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, and ask about a current torture case concerning a journalist called Dieudonné Niyonsenga. Last month he appeared in a court in Kigali on appeal; he was sentenced three years ago to seven years in prison. He appeared in court with a wound in his head and he claimed, in that hearing, that he had been tortured. His case has been...
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 4 12 Feb 2024

    The Minister rests a great deal on a signature on a treaty with a country that—with the current Government—has in the last decade refouled over 4,000 refugees sent by Israel to Rwanda. That was the current Government of Rwanda behaving badly with refoulement. Why is the Minister so confident that the same Government are so fundamentally different and reformed?
  • Royal Navy: Aircraft Carriers - Private Notice Question 12 Feb 2024

    Could the Minister update the House as to when aircraft suitable for flying from these very expensive aircraft carriers will be ready to be deployed?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 January 2021

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