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Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Palestinians (16 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Palestinians who were living in Gaza before 27 October 2023 have been granted the right to enter the UK.

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Of course, this judgment has UK-wide relevance because of the declarations of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act. In our reports on the Illegal Migration Act and the Rwanda policy, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has repeatedly warned that many aspects of the Government’s asylum policy breach the Human Rights Act. That was not just our view, but the weight of the expert evidence...

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Of course, this judgment has UK-wide relevance because of the declarations of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act. In our reports on the Illegal Migration Act and the Rwanda policy, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has repeatedly warned that many aspects of the Government’s asylum policy breach the Human Rights Act. That was not just our view, but the weight of the expert evidence...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: My hon. Friend the Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant) mentioned that we have constituents who are sisters and who have an elderly mother. We have both spoken about this, and asked whether the Minister would be prepared to meet our constituents. Would the Minister be prepared to meet them and, if so, will he be prepared to give them an estimate of the likelihood of the kind of application he...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Just on that—

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: My question was not about the cap. It was about when the Government are going to introduce the safe and legal routes that they promised during the passage of the Illegal Migration Act 2023.

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Thank you, Mr Vickers—I was not expecting to be called so early on. I thank Gaza Families Reunited and all those who signed the petition, particularly my Edinburgh South West constituents. I want to preface my comments by saying that I am a supporter of the Balfour Project, which seeks to do three things: first, to acknowledge Britain’s historic role in shaping 20th and 21st-century...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: I agree with the hon. Lady and particularly her last point about the right of return, but the right of return must not be cynically used by the Government to justify not having a scheme. My constituents come to see me, as they do regularly at my surgery, to talk about the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza, particularly constituents with a connection. I am ashamed that the British Government...

Palestinians: Visa Scheme — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (13 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Cynically, I am not particularly baffled by it, because I know that this Government have a strange attitude towards their international legal obligations in relation to refugees. The Joint Committee on Human Rights, which I chair, has commented on that. The weight of the evidence we took from a number of different sources was that this Government do not really properly respect their...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Question ( 2 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade on the potential impact of the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre on growth and investment.

Immigration Update ( 1 May 2024)

Joanna Cherry: When I was first elected to this House, we often debated safe and legal routes, but we do not hear much about that any more. Many of my constituents are writing to me because they want a family reunion scheme for their relatives in Gaza. I recently co-authored a report with Helena Kennedy recommending that the UK Government have a humanitarian visa for women in Afghanistan and Iraq. Will the...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: May I put it to the hon. Gentleman that he is completely misunderstanding what we are dealing with? We are dealing with absolutely extraordinary legislation that is quashing convictions as a gateway to compensation. Giving us a lecture of dubious accuracy on the lines of accountability of the Crown Office in Scotland does not address that. This legislation is going over the head of the Crown...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Will the hon. Member give way?

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: rose—

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Does the right hon. Gentleman not appreciate that the concerns that the Lord Advocate has expressed are similar to those expressed by lawyers from across these islands about this legislation? Ultimately, it is Parliament’s decision whether to exonerate. Has he read the evidence given to the Criminal Justice Committee, and does he disagree with Professor Chalmers, who said that the purpose...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: I sense that the right hon. Gentleman is reaching his peroration, and as we are both Scots lawyers, I wonder if he will join me in correcting the Labour party spokesperson, the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali). She said repeatedly that the Scottish judiciary did not want this legislation. The right hon. Gentleman will know that the Scottish judiciary, like the English...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Has the Minister taken the time to read the evidence taken at the Justice Committee when Professor Chalmers said that the purpose of the Bill is to make sure convictions can be quashed so that innocent people can be compensated? The scandal originated with a faulty computer system and dubious investigatory procedures within a UK-wide institution. The scheme for compensation is to be UK-wide,...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Will the Minister give way?

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Joanna Cherry: Will my hon. Friend take an edifying intervention?


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