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Iran and Syria — Statement (11 Nov 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, is there not a much more difficult problem about Iran? There are effectively two Governments there. The Minister is talking about discussions taking place under the Rouhani leadership, but back in Tehran, there is a religious leadership that has already tried to rein in the new Government back, in respect of the steps that they have taken towards rapprochement with the rest of the...

Syria — Question for Short Debate (30 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Jenkin of Kennington, for that quite remarkable speech. She vividly brought the plight of women in Syria to our attention. I also join her in thanking the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Coventry for introducing the debate with such clarity, and indeed such conviction. The conflict in Syria has obviously had a huge impact on the...

Syria: Humanitarian Aid — Question (21 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: Can the noble Baroness tell the House what humanitarian aid is being given to the Christian community in Syria? In particular have the Government made representations about the disappearance of Archbishop Yohanna of Aleppo who disappeared earlier this year on 23 April?

Identity Cards — Question (16 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, in that case, will the noble Lord reconsider his answer to the noble Lord, Lord Cormack? He said that he could not agree with him because there would be a charge on the Exchequer. Passports are already paid for by individuals on a basis that covers the costs. So are visas. If we can cover the costs for passports and visas, why could we not do it for an identity card? Will the...

Badgers — Private Notice Question (9 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, does not the Minister have to reflect on the point raised by the noble Lord, Lord May? We were told by the experts that there were 2,700 badgers in the area concerned, and we are now told that the experts think there were actually fewer than 1,400. If the experts who supported the policy got the numbers so wrong in the first place, does that not undermine public confidence in the...

Syria: Humanitarian Assistance — Question (8 Oct 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, can the noble Baroness tell the House what aid is being given directly to Jordan, which is a country with little energy, scarce water and few natural resources, but which has extended extraordinary humanitarian aid to those fleeing from the violence in Syria? Jordan has been a good friend to this country in many ways and many of us would hope that Her Majesty’s Government are...

Cigarette Packaging — Question (25 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, given that the Government clearly wanted to make the distinction between strategy and policy, would the Minister have another shot at answering the question raised by my noble friend Lord Foulkes? If he is unable to do so, perhaps he could consult with his colleagues who made such a distinction and write to my noble friend to explain why that distinction was made and what it meant.

Overseas Aid: GDP Target — Question (25 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the noble Baroness may be aware that shortly after the main G8 summit there was also a G8 conference on women, based on the Deauville Partnership. Given the question raised earlier by the right reverend Prelate, can the noble Baroness tell us what part of our budget is currently directed towards projects that specifically deal with developmental issues for women, many of which will...

Lebanon — Question (23 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the noble Baroness may be aware that at the recent G8 women’s conference, considerable anxiety was expressed about the economic and social impact of disruption across the region on women. Can the noble Baroness say what specific help is given at the moment to Lebanese women in that respect?

Iran — Question (10 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: The Minister’s caution is welcome to many of us in this House. In the 22 days up until 8 July—only two days ago—75 people were executed in Iran. One of those was only 15 at the time of their arrest and some of these executions were mass ones, with as many as 21 being executed at the same time. Surely the Government are right to exercise caution. The mullahs are still very much in...

Egypt — Private Notice Question (4 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Egyptian army’s removal of the country’s elected President yesterday, what action they are taking to encourage Egypt to return to democratic government as soon as possible.

Egypt — Private Notice Question (4 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I beg leave to ask a Question of which I have given private notice.

Egypt — Private Notice Question (4 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I am sure that we would all agree with every word that the noble Baroness said, particularly in respect of a return to civilian democratic government as soon as possible. One of the problems in the last election in Egypt was that there were two sectarian non-liberal parties standing for election as opposed to 40 secular liberal parties. Of course, Her Majesty’s Government cannot...

Press Regulation — Private Notice Question (3 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: The Minister said that wrongdoing took place, so can he explain the Government's retreat from the position that the victims of that wrongdoing had to be satisfied by the outcome of what is now before the Privy Council? Will he please explain to those victims that retreat and the delay in giving them the satisfaction that was promised?

Press Regulation — Private Notice Question (3 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: What about the victims?

European Council and Afghanistan — Statement (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, how confident are Her Majesty’s Government that women in Afghanistan will enjoy full political rights and that they will be able to take a full part in civil society in that country? The Statement says that 130,000 children are now in school, including 30,000 girls. That implies that 70% of school-aged girls are not in school. Will the Minister tell us in percentage terms the...

Syria — Question (27 Jun 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on arming the opposition in Syria.

Syria — Question (27 Jun 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. I am sure we all recognise the dilemma that faces anybody who wants to see the end of the Assad regime. However, the Government argued long and hard to secure lifting the EU arms embargo, so can the Minister explain how sending arms to Syria will decrease the violence there, particularly as, if it were to happen, it is likely to incite more...

Visas — Question (17 Jun 2013)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, may I ask the Minister particularly about business users? I declare an interest as the chairman of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. Is he aware that we are getting an increasing volume of complaints from the countries of the Arab League about the delays in getting visas? Would he be kind enough to meet those of us who have concerns on this issue to discuss why this is the case...


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