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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Natural Disasters: Emergency Funds (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: In recent years, 58% of deaths caused by disasters have occurred in fragile states. What assurance can the Secretary of State give us that the aid budget for disaster relief will remain compliant with official development assistance rules and will focus on resilience and recovery for some of the world’s most vulnerable people living in those fragile nations?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Pneumonia (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle preventable child deaths from pneumonia in support of progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Disasters (18 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made towards its commitment to increase spending on disaster risk reduction; and to which countries that additional funding has been allocated.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will try to reduce my speech significantly because the key points have been made, particularly on the awful atrocities that have been happening to the Rohingya people in Myanmar. We have heard horrific stories from Members around this Chamber, beginning with the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali). Those atrocities include Government soldiers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: International Students (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: What her policy is on the number of international students who are admitted to the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: International Students (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: I have the honour of representing in my constituency two universities, Abertay University and University of Dundee, with a large intake of international students. Does the Minister agree that the Government’s confused approach to international students, based on information, will damage Scotland’s reputation as a world-leading destination for study?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Malaria (11 Oct 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of climate change on the geographic range and incidence of malaria.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: It is good to see you in your position, Mr Chope, and it is a pleasure to be back in Westminster Hall. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) on securing this important debate. We have heard today that the links between Scotland and Malawi go back more than 150 years. They are built on a sense of dignified partnership and civil engagement. It is a...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: I am aware of it. It is just one of many examples of the partnership between Scotland and Malawi and how it continues to grow. I certainly will touch on a couple more examples. To give one example in my constituency, Dundee University medical school is partnered with the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine and Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, providing outstanding...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: I absolutely agree. It is also about understanding people from different parts of the world, and the exchange, the cultural relationship and the building of bonds. I would like to turn my attention to the 1955 UK-Malawi double taxation treaty. I echo the comments and concerns of my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East and other colleagues in the room who urged the Government to update that...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Cross Border Cooperation: Republic of Ireland (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on changes to (a) the way in which the border with the Republic of Ireland will be policed for immigration purposes and (b) the resources allocated to the Border Force after the UK leaves the EU.

Hurricane Irma: Government Response (12 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: First and foremost, our thoughts are once again with those who are affected by the impact of the devastating Hurricane Irma. The SNP echoes the widespread calls for the UK Government to step up their efforts to ensure that those who are in need of urgent assistance receive it as swiftly and safely as possible. We welcome the fact that more than 700 British troops and 50 police officers have...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: On the position of Scottish Conservatives on devolution, I thought that Scottish Tory MPs would be interested in some breaking news. The Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, has said on the BBC in the past hour that she is “not flying the flag for Brexit”, and would in fact vote again for remaining in the EU. I would like to hear what my hon. and learned Friend has to say...

Hurricane Irma (7 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: I, too, am grateful for advance sight of today’s statement. There is no doubt that the devastation across the Caribbean is both grave and a tragedy. Naturally, our thoughts and wishes go out to all those waiting to find out whether or not they are in the path of Hurricane Irma—those in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Bahamas and Florida; and to those who have already been hit...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Trade Agreements: Wales (6 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on ensuring that the Welsh Government is consulted on future trade deals.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Overseas Aid (6 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to improve oversight of the UK aid strategy across government; and what steps he has taken in response to the National Audit Office recommended in its report on Managing the Official Development Assistance Target that his Department should improve its cross-government analysis of the effect of ODA expenditure.

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: It is very apparent that the international community needs to act immediately to ensure that all sides exercise restraint and return to diplomatic dialogue. The most effective means of reducing tensions would be for the North Korean regime to immediately suspend its nuclear development and testing, and we join the majority of the international community in urging it to do just that. We also...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: The recent violence in Rakhine state and the long-standing persecution of the Rohingya are appalling and must end immediately. In the past two weeks alone, some 120,000 refugees have fled the violence in Rakhine state, and the two main UN camps in Bangladesh are now overflowing. We ask the Government and the military of Myanmar to remove all restrictions on entry to Rakhine state for the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to improve oversight of the UK Aid Strategy across Government; and what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her policies of the recommendation by the National Audit Office on her Department improving its assessment of overall effectiveness of ODA expenditure and its coherence across Government.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (5 Sep 2017)

Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to assess official development assistance spending by other Government departments against the International Aid Transparency Index; and if she will make a statement.


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