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The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: rose—

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: The hon. Lady talks about doing more but says she is not asking for military intervention. What would she like us to do rather than say?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Will the hon. Lady give way?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Does my hon. Friend agree that, while it is absolutely right that we should suspend our military programme with the Burmese military, it is a matter of regret that the people left training the Burmese military at the moment are the Russians?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Does the hon. Lady agree that landmines are terrible not just for those in the present, but in 10 or 20 years’ time when, hopefully, this has been solved and children are out playing?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: It is important to note the history behind this issue. As we heard earlier from the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), the Rohingya Muslims have been in that part of Myanmar for many hundreds of years. When the British were controlling Burma, they used people from what is now Bangladesh, moving across what was then a very permeable border, for employment and labour. That...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Members in the Chamber and people throughout the country are rightly passionate about the atrocities that are taking place and that were witnessed by a number of us who went over to Cox’s Bazar, but we must realise that the situation in the country is complex. Our response must absolutely reflect that so that we do not make the country close in on itself. If we do, the conflicts in...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Absolutely. We picked all of the dozen or so people to whom we spoke over two days and we had our own translators there, so it was absolutely verbatim. Another one of her grandchildren had their genitals mutilated and chopped off. As Members will understand, this woman was dead behind the eyes. There is no way that that woman was a terrorist. The response by the military is clearly...

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

Paul Scully: The Crown Prosecution Service report on violence against women and girls, which was published last week, demonstrated that real progress has been made in encouraging victims to report their crimes, and in improving the number of perpetrators who are prosecuted and convicted. But we know that many survivors do not involve the police. Women’s Aid found that only half of women in refuges...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: We are still a member of the EU, so it is right that we proceed with the Bill as quickly as possible. We are not talking about leaving the EU on bad terms, so it is right that we spend time considering such cases as good members of the EU. Two of the four procedures that we are considering under the Bill involve giving Serbia and Albania observer status in the European Union Agency for...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Paul Scully: We must acknowledge the wrongdoings of the minority armed group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, but the disproportionate response has escalated violence and enflamed a long-running human rights problem. It has also left other states such as Bangladesh, as we have heard, to carry a significant burden. Does the Minister agree that we should recognise the pivotal role that Aung San Suu Kyi...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2017)

Paul Scully: Can the Minister update me on when the revised version of practice direction 12J will be adopted and how the Government will ensure that judges and magistrates are aware of the change in order to improve guidance for judges overseeing child contact cases with allegations of domestic abuse?

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: We have had some excellent speeches, including a great maiden speech from the hon. Member for Reading East (Matt Rodda). I was at university in Reading, and I spent a lot of time drinking pints in The Nob, going to the kebab shop and eating Champ’s burgers. I studied chemistry and food science, and I think I took the food part a bit too literally. We have also heard from my hon. Friend...

Grenfell Tower (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: I thank the Secretary of State for giving us an update. I also thank my the Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), who has responsibility for housing, for his assiduous attention in the aftermath of the tragedy. People in Chaucer House, one of the two council-owned tower blocks in Sutton, have rightly...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: The United Nations Human Rights Council special rapporteur on Sri Lanka published a report following his recent visit to that country, in which he described progress on fulfilling resolution 30/1 as “slow” and the use of torture in Sri Lanka as “endemic”. Can we have a debate in Government time on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka in the lead-up to the next...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: Does the Secretary of State agree that British broadcasting regulations mean that even a hypothetical Fox News UK would be a very different broadcaster from the US version?

Taxi Trade — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) on securing this debate and on an excellent report. As a vice-chair of the all-party group on taxis, I would love to take lots of credit for the report, but he has worked really hard on it, and we need to take on board many of the things in it. In Sutton, as in many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Spending (10 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: What estimate he has made of the level of defence spending required over the course of this Parliament.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Spending (10 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: Is it not the case that we only need a growing defence budget if we are committed to leading in NATO, investing in our armed forces and giving them the equipment they need and maintaining our nuclear deterrent? Is it also not the case that this party is the only one that is committed to all three?

Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: Will my right hon. Friend tell me what steps the Government are taking to drive value for money and efficiency in the aid budget, to ensure that the taxpayers’ money is used to promote global peace and security in the national interest?

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