Results 1–20 of 116 for speaker:Lord Rana

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 5 Nov 2018)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I also convey my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Ashton, for today’s debate. Visiting our ancestral village in early childhood, I came to know that nearly every house had one or two male members in the army. Sadly, some of them never returned. It is a hilly area of Punjab with very small land holdings, and the only occupation was joining the army. They were professional soldiers...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Traffic Control ( 4 Jul 2018)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reclassify existing areas of unnecessarily controlled airspace to improve safety, efficiency and access to airspace for general aviation traffic.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Displays ( 4 Jul 2018)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the liability of airshow organisers for harm that occurs as a result of members of the public deliberately putting themselves at risk.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Licensing ( 4 Jul 2018)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resources they intend to provide to the Civil Aviation Authority to manage recent increases in pilot licence applications.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Rana: My Lords, the problems of terrorism and extremism were mentioned more than once in the gracious Speech, and I will speak on this subject. Unfortunately, I have suffered civil strife and terrorism most of my life, first as a young child in 1947, when killing and carnage followed partition of India, then in Belfast where I have been living since 1966. There were some 16 bomb attacks on my...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Question ( 5 Dec 2016)

Lord Rana: My Lords, last year in Malta many Commonwealth heads expressed a desire for CHOGM 2018 to be held in the UK but outside London, as there is a concern that the Commonwealth is becoming a London-centric organisation. In the light of this, and Belfast’s expertise in countering violent extremism—the main point on the upcoming agenda—what consideration have the Government given to CHOGM 2018...

Brexit: Belfast Agreement - Question ( 8 Sep 2016)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Brexit on the future of the Belfast Agreement.

Hate Crime - Question ( 5 Jul 2016)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the reported increase in the incidence of hate speech against immigrants following the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, what steps they are taking to tackle xenophobia and racist extremism.

Hate Crime - Question ( 5 Jul 2016)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I fear that many hate crimes have occurred against the backdrop of a campaign to which certain elements gave the stamp of racism. Did the Government make any preparations before the referendum for the rise in hate crime? Will the Minister agree that the status of EU citizens and other immigrants in this country must be assured?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I will address the criminal finances Bill and the soft drinks levy, included in the gracious Speech. After the revelations of the Panama papers, it is all too clear that we must do more to tackle corruption not just in the UK but globally. Some of the UK’s overseas territories facilitate individuals and companies in avoiding tax and allow corrupt leaders and politicians to hide...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: India: Overseas Aid (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the humanitarian impact of cutting aid to India from 2016.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: India: Overseas Aid (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future after 2016 of existing projects currently funded by UK aid in India.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: India: Overseas Aid (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India regarding the termination of UK aid to India in 2016.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: India: Overseas Aid (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of UK aid to India in 2015.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Luce, for initiating this important debate. I also congratulate the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Scotland, on being appointed to that very important position. I am a great believer in the Commonwealth, which is a unique, multicultural, multi-institutional organisation spanning six continents of the world, bringing together nearly one-third...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Terrorism (16 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of extremists from Commonwealth countries fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Reconstruction (15 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to spend the £1 billion pledged for post-war reconstruction in Syria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Counter-terrorism (14 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to spend the £5 million pledged for the development of the new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit.


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