Results 1–20 of 169 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Law

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?

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?

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...

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...

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...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

Chris Law: On Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary told this House that the UK Government will “work closely under the Joint Ministerial Committee to bring in the devolved Administrations and make sure the great deal we are going to get has their endorsement and approval.”—[Official Report, 11 July 2017; Vol. 627, c. 139.] The truth is that the JMC plenary last met in January, the JMC...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul (12 Jul 2017)

Chris Law: We very much welcome the military defeat of Daesh in Mosul, but for the victory to be truly complete, it is imperative that we address the now critical humanitarian needs of the people of the city and the surrounding region. As we have already heard, Amnesty International has described the horrors that the people of Mosul have witnessed and the disregard for human life by all parties to the...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: UN Target: Aid (12 Jul 2017)

Chris Law: What percentage of the budget will be spent on helping developing countries to tackle climate change? Will the Secretary of State follow Scotland’s example and establish a climate justice fund, or will the Government tie themselves to Donald Trump’s attitude to climate change, which Professor Stephen Hawking recently described as pushing “the Earth over the brink, to become...

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Chris Law: Dundee has the busiest food bank in Scotland, and we have seen an almost 10% increase in the use of food banks in Scotland in the past year. Even the Tory MSP Brian Whittle admitted in the Scottish Parliament last week that this Government’s benefit rules are forcing families to turn to food banks. May we please now have an urgent debate on the UK Government’s cruel and callous...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eastern Ukraine (28 Mar 2017)

Chris Law: Does the Foreign Secretary agree with me, and with the Secretary General of Amnesty International, that the United States President’s Executive order implementing a travel ban on people from six countries—

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Executive Orders: United States (28 Mar 2017)

Chris Law: What discussions he has had with his US counterpart on that country’s Executive order implementing a travel ban on people from six countries and on certain refugees.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Executive Orders: United States (28 Mar 2017)

Chris Law: Therefore, will the Foreign Secretary agree with me and the secretary general of Amnesty International that the President’s Executive order implementing a travel ban on people from six countries and certain refugees is “unconstitutional, inhumane and illogical”?

Scotland: Demography and Devolution — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Chris Law: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe, and to follow two wonderful and detailed speeches. I said in this Chamber only three months ago that “the Government’s current immigration policy is completely failing Scotland.”—[Official Report, 8 December 2016; Vol. 618, c. 164WH.] The Scottish Affairs Committee is now leading another debate based on a...


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