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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Property: Republic of Ireland (24 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) her Department has made an estimate of the number of UK citizens who own properties in Ireland affected by defective concrete blocks used in construction in Donegal and (b) the Government is taking steps to work with the Irish Government on that matter.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Noonan Syndrome (13 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what Government support is offered to families in which someone lives with Noonan's Syndrome; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing a blue badge for the carer of that person.

Backbench Business: Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I thank my hon. Friend the Minister for her statement today and also for her dedicated hard work on this really challenging but very important issue. I also commend the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this debate. I very much support what he said, particularly regarding targeted religious minorities, which I want to focus on in my speech, particularly because I am...

Backbench Business: Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme — [Rushanara Ali in the Chair] (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: I will do so, Ms Ali. I suggest to the Minister that we consider the main elements of the Canadian community sponsorship model and see how we could adopt them in the UK. May we meet to discuss this issue? Finally, I place on the record my commendation of the volunteers in my constituency, the Welcome Churches in Sandbach and the LOL Foundation in Congleton, which have done so much to support...

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (6 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: The Government have rightly included minority groups, including those at risk due to their religious beliefs, in the eligibility criteria for the ACRS. Will the Minister reassure me that the ACRS is now open to those vulnerable religious minorities and that that could be combined with community sponsorship?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uyghur Tribunal (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the judgment of the Uyghur Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, published on 9 December 2021.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uighurs (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support Uyghurs.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uighurs (5 Jan 2022)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking towards imposing sanctions on individuals responsible for oppressing the Uyghur people.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to begin recording data on prisoners' family circumstances and caring responsibilities as set out in the Prisons Strategy White Paper; and what data will be recorded.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned publication date is for the collection of research into the numbers of children affected by parental incarceration as referred to in the Prisons Strategy White Paper; and what steps his Department is taking to address the specific needs of that group of children.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Personal Records (16 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure prisoners who lack family or other support are being helped to form relationships to support their rehabilitation with people outside or peers inside.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Families (15 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken since the Farmer Review to increase the involvement of families in release planning.

[Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (14 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Upper Bann (Carla Lockhart), my co-chair on the pro-life all-party parliamentary group. I commend her for her informed and sensitive speech and for all that she does to be a voice for the unborn in this place. I rise to speak in this debate to support the right of the Northern Ireland Assembly, representing the people of Northern Ireland, to...

Dignity in Dying (8 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Is it not extremely difficult to assess when a life will end? Is that not one of the challenges that we have with regard to this proposal of a timed end to a life?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: As we celebrate the advent of Christmas, I thank the Prime Minister for his support for Christians, and those of other faiths and beliefs, who face persecution across the world. We here stand with them. The Government have talked about the gift of resettlement for Afghans who are members of religious minorities—those who are at risk of persecution, targeted for their beliefs. Will this gift...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children and Young People: Mental Health Services (1 Dec 2021)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to help ensure that Government funding allocated to local authorities for children's and young people's mental health services is used effectively to meet their needs; and what oversight there is for the effective use of those funds.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2021)

Fiona Bruce: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I thank the Minister for her reply. I want to put on record my personal thanks to the Foreign Secretary for her strong personal support for freedom of religion or belief. Do Ministers agree that FORB for all is a fundamental strand of the network of liberty that the Foreign Secretary has so powerfully spoken of recently, integrally connected as it is with so many other freedoms, such as...

Backbench Business - Freedom of Religion or Belief: 40th Anniversary of UN DeclarationBackbench Business (25 Nov 2021)

Fiona Bruce: I beg to move, That this House has considered freedom of religion or belief and the 40th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the elimination of religious intolerance. I start by thanking the many colleagues in the Chamber for attending today’s debate, and the Backbench Business Committee for granting time for it. I signpost to colleagues that I hope to speak for no more than 20 minutes....

Backbench Business - Freedom of Religion or Belief: 40th Anniversary of UN DeclarationBackbench Business (25 Nov 2021)

Fiona Bruce: Very much so. If my right hon. Friend would like to give me more details, I will pass them on appropriately. Through the APPG, and inspired by my newly appointed deputy special envoy, David Burrowes, whom I thank for his wise and unstinting work on FORB over many years, this year we have initiated a prisoners of conscience programme that enables those across the world who are imprisoned...


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