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Results 41–60 of 5282 for speaker:Alistair Carmichael

Hong Kong (2 Jul 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I thank the Minister for that statement. May I also thank you, Mr Speaker, for again allowing an urgent question on this ever-increasing and serious matter, which is heard not just in this country, but throughout the world? Last night, the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) organised a meeting in the House under the auspices of Hong Kong Watch, and she and I co-chaired...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (1 Jul 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy for his Department to procure only plastic free period products for schools.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: VJ Day: Anniversaries (27 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in 2020.

European Council: Points of Order (24 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The House heard your statement earlier on the recall petition from the constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire. This is still a fairly novel procedure, so I would be grateful if you gave us some guidance. Will you confirm that this vacancy stands to be treated in the same way as a vacancy created by any other means—that is, the death or resignation of a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fisheries Bill (19 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Fisheries Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Fisheries Bill (19 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: The last time that I asked the Secretary of State about the Fisheries Bill, he deflected the question by saying that “we will see what happens when the Bill returns on Report.”—[Official Report, 16 January 2019; Vol. 652, c. 1152.] That was five months ago, and we have still not had the Fisheries Bill on Report. When are we going to get it?

Hong Kong (18 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the subject of democracy and protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong (18 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I thank the Minister for that answer and I thank you, Mr Speaker, for allowing this urgent question. There are literally millions of people in Hong Kong who follow the proceedings in this House and who look to us for support in their fight to protect their human rights. It matters to them there that we here remember their position, and it is right that we should recognise your role, Mr...

Written Answers — Treasury: National Insurance: Young People (17 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reports he has received on young people not receiving their national insurance number on time; and what the reason is for delays in sending out national insurance numbers.

Hong Kong (13 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: Yesterday a young Hong Kong woman came to my office and showed me pictures of what had happened to friends of hers who had been protesting in Hong Kong. She showed me videos of tear gas being used and the injuries they had sustained as a result of rubber bullets being used. These things happen because the authorities that employ these methods think they can get away with it. She understood,...

Uk Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: The element of the two systems arrangements that I think most people consider most important is the existence of an independent judiciary in Hong Kong. That is why, when people hear about so-called concessions being made on human rights protections, they insist that those protections are written into law, because they are then judicially enforceable. Is the Minister prepared to take that...

Uk Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring this matter to the House for what has turned out to be a more topical debate than we had realised at the point when I was successful in obtaining it. I do not want to detain the House unnecessarily, but it is worth reminding ourselves about the particular, special legal and moral obligations that we in the United Kingdom have towards Hong Kong...

Uk Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I differ from the hon. Gentleman only in the smallest grammatical sense, in that as a member of all those various international bodies, the Chinese Government ought to believe in, adhere to and demonstrate respect for international law. In this particular care, they are manifestly failing to do that.

Uk Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: I absolutely agree with that. I am a strong advocate of human rights and often preach the gospel of their universality, but I am not starry-eyed about it, especially when it comes to working with countries that do not reach or have not yet reached the standards that we adhere to in this country. I will always engage with countries where I think there is an opportunity for improvement, but we...

Uk Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: That is absolutely the case. I hope that our Government would take assurances that that would not happen if they were to extradite anyone to Hong Kong. But, frankly, if the Government of Hong Kong are able to disregard the joint declaration in the way that they do, I am afraid that I do not set any great store by their willingness to abide by the assurances of the sort that we might expect in...

Hong Kong (10 Jun 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: The Second Reading of the Bill to implement these changes will take place on Wednesday. Legislators in Hong Kong have told me today that they anticipate that, thereafter, the remaining stages of the Bill could be completed as early as the middle of the week after next. If that happens, clearly the Minister’s aspiration for more consultation will be dead in the water. What will he do then?

Whitsun Adjournment (23 May 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: In the course of this afternoon, we have heard various reports of a substantial number of EU citizens being denied the right to vote at polling stations. I invite the hon. Gentleman to take this opportunity to make it clear from the Dispatch Box that anyone who is properly registered should be turning up and voting.

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