Results 1–20 of 258 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

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Chris Law: We now know from the findings of the Electoral Commission that the Brexit result may have been bought and sold with dark money and gold by a sick parcel of rogues in these nations. Regardless of whether we debated or voted to remain or to leave, it is now being treated as a serious criminal matter, so may we have a debate in this place, as soon as possible after recess, about the validity,...

Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations (19 Jul 2018)

Chris Law: What discussions his Department has had with the devolved Administrations on the content of the White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, published on 12 July 2018.

Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations (19 Jul 2018)

Chris Law: If that is the case, will the Minister tell the House why the White Paper includes absolutely no mention of how the UK Government will include the devolved Administrations in the development of new trade relationships with the EU?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Chris Law: After 17 months of dithering, delays and doubts, the UK Government have still not made a full commitment to the Tay cities deal. They have not said how much they will provide and when they will provide it. The people of Dundee have a right to know, and they need to know now. May we have an urgent statement, most properly from the Treasury but perhaps from the Secretary of State for Scotland,...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Technology (4 Jul 2018)

Chris Law: After continued pressure from these Scottish National party Benches, it was reassuring to hear after meeting the World Bank last week that it has made a firm commitment to no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019. However, the UK Government are still spending millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money funding fossil fuel projects in countries that are already bearing the worst...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Chris Law: Given that the highly respected former editor of the Daily Record, who was instrumental in the creation of the Better Together parties’ vow, has now decided to support independence, does the Secretary of State agree that the Union is well and truly stuffed and the Secretary of State’s tenure is well and truly over?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Chris Law: As we have seen on our television screens last night and in the papers this morning, the Saudi-led coalition bombardment of Hodeidah has begun, despite all the discussions and talks behind the scenes. It is a war, of course, that the UK has personnel, arms and intelligence involved in and which will lead to what the UN estimates at a quarter of a million lives being lost, with 6 million...

Vaccinations: Developing Countries — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Chris Law: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb) for bringing us not only this important debate, but light and truth to an area that is often overshadowed and neglected. Although there was a lack of consensus in Prime Minister’s questions today, I think we agree in this Chamber that vaccines...

Yemen (11 Jun 2018)

Chris Law: The United Kingdom Government must decide which side of history they want to be on. The imminent Saudi-led attack on Yemen’s largest port, Hodeidah, is set to cut off essential food, fuel and medical supplies, and the United Nations has estimated that “as many as 250,000 people will lose everything—even their lives.” Can the UK Government therefore unequivocally assure...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Co-operatives (23 May 2018)

Chris Law: ActionAid has calculated that women in developing countries could be almost £7 trillion better off if their pay and access to paid work were equal to that of men. Will the Secretary of State make a commitment that, when establishing such agreements around the world, the UK will demonstrate its commitment to women’s rights and gender equality by ensuring that new co-operatives go...

Transport Emissions: Urban Areas: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (22 May 2018)

Chris Law: The shocking news reported last night that a judge in Iran has told the jailed British-Iranian teacher, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, that he expects her to be convicted on a new charge of “spreading propaganda against the regime” is truly appalling. As Amnesty International has stated, “this is yet another body blow for Nazanin”, who, we must remember, has denied all the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Chris Law: Yet again we are witnessing appalling violence and loss of Palestinian lives in Gaza: 58 dead and 2,271 injured, over half of them wounded by live ammunition. This must end under international law and human rights must be upheld, so what immediate steps will the Foreign Secretary take to ensure that the horrors seen in Gaza yesterday never happen again?

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Chris Law: We are in the second week of May and the monsoon starts in a month. I accept the Minister’s point that we have known that the monsoon was coming since August last year, but just eight weeks ago when I and colleagues from the International Development Committee were there on the ground we heard from NGOs that nothing is getting done—or that what is getting done is far too late....

Rohingya: Monsoon Season — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (8 May 2018)

Chris Law: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh. I thank the hon. Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens) for bringing this important and timely debate. I also thank the many hon. Members who have been to see first-hand Cox’s Bazar and to hear the accounts of the Rohingya refugees who are there at the moment. Today, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled across the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Chris Law: Since first being elected in 2015, I have consistently campaigned to protect hundreds of jobs at risk in Dundee from being lost through the shoddy restructuring of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. I was finally given a written guarantee that these jobs would be transferred to the DWP. However, I have since learned, without explanation, that this is no longer to be the case. Will the...

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Meriden (Dame Caroline Spelman) on an important and deeply passionate speech. I congratulate all Members of this House who share a common cause in seeing a rapid reduction in the numbers of internally displaced peoples and an increase in protections for them. We always think of...

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I completely agree. They must also be involved in peacebuilding. The people who have seen acts of war and heinous crimes of war on the ground are those who will build the future peace in Syria. The devastating famine across east Africa, combined with ongoing violence in parts of the continent, has forced so many people to flee that east Africa now rivals Syria in having the world’s...

Internally Displaced People (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I completely agree. We need to speak about this issue in Chambers such as this all across Europe and beyond to make that point. If I am not mistaken, one of the signatories is Nigeria, which has 2 million internally displaced people itself. The numbers continue to grow, but there has been an absence of effective and lasting strategies for the millions of internally displaced people in Syria,...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I thank the Minister for her response, and for giving us assurances about what is being done and mentioning some pathways for the future. As outlined in this debate, there is a lot more that we can do if we are serious about protecting children in conflict. I thank you, Sir David, for chairing this debate, and I thank each and every Member for their poignant and powerful speeches and...

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Law: I beg to move, That this House has considered protecting children in conflict areas. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I thank the Minister for being here to respond and hon. Members from across the House who have joined me for this important discussion. I want to begin with a question. Why are photographs taken of children in warzones, which are the most...


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