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Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I refer to the Assisted Dying Bill debated in the House of Lords on 16 January 2015, when my noble friend Lord Tebbit sought to settle the matter at hand by quoting the generally accepted definition of suicide from the Oxford English Dictionary: “suicide, n. The … act of taking one’s own life, self-murder”. He went on to say: “Can we settle the matter now?”—[Official...

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss the current situation of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan. The Taliban have been fighting in Afghanistan for many centuries. This week, they walked into Kabul and other provincial areas to claim them as their territory. The Taliban have been emboldened by this, which could lead to the imposition of their ideology, especially...

Deprived Areas - Private Notice Question (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Suri: My Lords, what are the Government doing to address the lower rates of testing and vaccination among underserved communities at the risk of Covid?

G7 Global Tax Agreement - Private Notice Question (8 Jun 2021)

Lord Suri: My Lords, given that there is more work to do to agree the details of this tax agreement, it is only right to remove the digital services tax once the new agreement is finalised and in place.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Burkina Faso: Religious Freedom (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the freedom of religion or belief in Burkina Faso.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of (1) Eritre, and (2) Ethiopia, about attacks in the town of Axum in which hundreds of civilians are reported to have been killed.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mozambique: Armed Conflict (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Mozambique about reports that children are being beheaded in the Cabo Delgado province.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Uighurs: China (19 Oct 2020)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 23 September (HL7967), what plans they have to introduce legislation to ban imports of all goods (1) mined, (2) produced, and (3) manufactured, in Xinjiang, unless proven by clear and convincing evidence that goods were not produced using forced labour.

COP 26: Sponsors - Question (6 Oct 2020)

Lord Suri: My Lords, what do the Government believe these companies can offer compared to companies that are already focused on green energy? Have the Government taken the stance that large global corporations may be of no use?

Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace - Motion to Take Note (27 Feb 2020)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, for organising this timely debate on the US Administration’s recently announced proposals for a final status agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, based on a two-state solution. I will offer some comments based on my own experience, having visited Israel in recent years, and from the perspective of a lifelong businessperson. I believe...

NHS: Targets - Motion to Take Note (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I am grateful for this opportunity to consider opportunities to improve the NHS and get waiting times down. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, for securing the time for us to discuss these issues. There is little doubt that outcomes in the NHS have been slipping. In particular, NHS England has under- performed on the four-hour accident and emergency waiting time target for some time...

International Development: Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the protection of the right to freedom of religion or belief in their international development plans.

International Development: Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Suri: I thank my noble friend for her response. In Myanmar, years of unaddressed violations of freedom of religion or belief against Rohingya Muslims led to enormous and costly humanitarian disaster. The Department for International Development responded admirably to this crisis but it seems it has still not learned the lesson that, in certain countries, prioritising FoRB can save not only lives...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I start by thanking my noble friend for securing the time for this debate. The tax system is a tricky thing. A former Chancellor of the Exchequer once described changing tax rates or introducing new taxes as pulling a piece of string tied on to five levers, with no guarantee of which would move or at what time. But we can look at the picture as a whole and note some long-term trends...

Inflation - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Forsyth, who has been a doughty campaigner on this critical issue. It is a universally acknowledged fact that inflation is not a glamorous topic; nevertheless, it runs through and buttresses almost all our spending activities. From Treasury bonds to train tickets, inflation is a vital measure by which pricing is calibrated. For all regulated...

Older Persons: Provision of Public Services - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, for securing the time for this debate, which raises a tricky question: how far should we go to help the elderly at the expense of others? We should discuss the key recent development, namely the decision of the BBC to withdraw free TV licences. I was not in this place in 2001 when free licences were brought in, but the rationale was clearer...

Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, like many of you, I first wish to pay tribute to the untiring efforts of my noble friend Lady Newlove. As Victims’ Commissioner, and well before her appointment, she has devoted an incredible amount of time and effort to raising the profile of the victims’ code and supporting those who have been the victims of crime. She is an inspiration to all of us who work in public policy....

Brexit: Creative Industries’ Access to European Markets - Question (15 May 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, the continued growth of the UK creative industries is founded on the creative education, research and innovation delivered in UK universities. The UK’s creative education sector is highly dependent on access to European markets and funding. Brexit threatens to damage the reputation of the UK as a centre of the creative arts. The workforce in creative higher education, like that of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Transplant Surgery (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Suri: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of Canada in 2018 to make travelling to China for organ transplants illegal for Canadian citizens.

Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Suri: My Lords, this is a country in good economic health. The Chancellor’s Spring Statement confirmed that the difficult decisions made in 2010 and continued to the present day were correct, necessary and proportionate. We now stand in a much improved financial position. There have been nine consecutive years of growth, the OBR has forecast further growth every year for the next five years and...


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