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Religious Persecution - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, for the record and for the benefit of my party’s leader, I am not sitting on the Government Benches; I am of course speaking from the Opposition Benches. I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Elton, for initiating this vital debate. Like the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, I am a proud member of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief. Why do I, as a humanist and a gay...

Religious Persecution - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, for the record and for the benefit of my party’s leader, I am not sitting on the Government Benches; I am of course speaking from the Opposition Benches. I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Elton, for initiating this vital debate. Like the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, I am a proud member of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief. Why do I, as a humanist and a gay...

UK’s Ambassador to the USA: Resignation - Statement (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I think we all share dismay at the circumstances that led to the resignation of Sir Kim, who resigned simply for doing his job. As Tom Tugendhat said in the other place this morning, it is absolutely essential that we all stand up for those we send abroad. It is deeply shameful that Boris Johnson was unable to do that, despite the six opportunities he had on Tuesday. Nevertheless,...

UK’s Ambassador to the USA: Resignation - Statement (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I think we all share dismay at the circumstances that led to the resignation of Sir Kim, who resigned simply for doing his job. As Tom Tugendhat said in the other place this morning, it is absolutely essential that we all stand up for those we send abroad. It is deeply shameful that Boris Johnson was unable to do that, despite the six opportunities he had on Tuesday. Nevertheless,...

Gulf of Oman - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, is this not a classic situation where the three Ds of diplomacy, defence and development need to work together? We need our Government to ensure that there is collective responsibility and working together. The noble Earl said that we will never give up sovereignty over our defence forces—but we work in co-operation with our allies all the time to ensure the security of this...

Gulf of Oman - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, is this not a classic situation where the three Ds of diplomacy, defence and development need to work together? We need our Government to ensure that there is collective responsibility and working together. The noble Earl said that we will never give up sovereignty over our defence forces—but we work in co-operation with our allies all the time to ensure the security of this...

Commemoration: Victims of Religious Violence - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, it is a sad fact that tomorrow, 11 July, marks the day in 1995 when more than 8,500 men and young boys were massacred in Srebrenica. Will the Minister say what we are going to do tomorrow to commemorate those victims of such a terrible crime?

Israel Defense Forces - Question (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, the fact is that the hyperbole of President Trump—the “deal of the century”—will simply not happen if the PLO and the Israeli Government do not sit round the table together. Peace talks need to involve everyone. What are Her Majesty’s Government doing to ensure that we work with our allies to get everyone round the table to talk for peace?

Hong Kong Protests - Statement (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating that Statement. I welcome the acknowledgement by the Government that they reject the notion by the Chinese Government that the agreement is a historic document, but yesterday’s editorial in the state-run China Daily said that Hong Kong is an “inalienable” part of China and that its affairs concern China only. There is no doubt that China...

Displaced Yazidis and Survivors of Daesh Violence - Question (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, picking up that last point, the conference will be vital in raising awareness of the horrendous crimes that were committed, including horrendous sexual violence. Can she give us a commitment that the Government will ensure that first-hand testimonies, particularly of the Yazidi women, are heard at that conference, and ensure that the world truly knows what went on?

World Food Programme - Question (27 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, WFP executive director David Beasley told the Security Council in June that he had been warning authorities since November 2017 about the problems in Yemen—the resistance and the threat to humanitarian workers. Can the Minister tell us a bit more about how we responded to those initial threats and what we will do now to ensure that the humanitarian aid gets to where it is most needed?

Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia - Question (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords—

Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia - Question (25 Jun 2019)

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Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia - Question (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, the Minister talked about informed decisions. Noble Lords have alluded to the fact that many in this House have raised concerns about arms exports because of evidence—presented by the UN and others—of clear breaches of humanitarian law. The judgment by the Court of Appeal should not be considered only in terms of future arms sales; we should be looking at the process that led to...

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: He could pronounce Leninism.

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, not only for securing this debate but for her excellent and powerful introduction. Like her, I found it difficult to prepare for the debate. I thank the APPG for its briefings because they told us how horrific the situation is. It is a wake-up call. My parents—not my school, sadly—taught me never to forget the evil crimes of the...

International Widows Day - Question for Short Debate (19 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Loomba, for initiating this debate. It is because of his commitment that we have 23 June as International Widows Day, decided by the UN General Assembly in 2010. I would also like to pay tribute to Margaret Owen, who has done so much work, and add my own condolences to the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, for her loss. International Widows Day is a...

Syria: Idlib Attacks - Statement (18 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for repeating the response to the Urgent Question in the other place. I agree that the NGOs and DfID’s partners are doing a terrific job under incredibly difficult circumstances. However, as she has said, there is clear evidence of breaches of international humanitarian law. What are the Government doing to ensure that this does not continue with...

Hong Kong: New Extradition Law - Question (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, I do not want to repeat what we discussed yesterday, but the Foreign Secretary on Monday made it clear that he had discussed this issue with partners, and in particular international states including Canada. Of course, we all share the concern about where this law may lead: that is what the people on the streets are demonstrating against. Yesterday, the noble Baroness failed to...

Rwanda: CHOGM 2020 - Question (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, one of the great successes of the CHOGM in London was the engagement with civil society across the board—in the women’s forum, the business forum and the civil society forum. I welcome the fact that CHOGM will be in Rwanda, but can the Minister outline the Government’s efforts to ensure that we have the fullest participation of civil society there, including those...


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