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School Census: Pupils’ Nationality - Question (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, as a long-time school principal, perhaps I may expand the Question a little and ask whether the Government are aware of the dangers of either the census or questionnaires. When I asked a Question about Brighton and Hove Council asking five and six year-old children’s parents what was their children’s self-perception of their sexual orientation, I thought it was pretty rubbishy...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Sanctions (19 Sep 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 July (HL1110), whether they are at variance with the government of the Republic of Cyprus regarding its unilateral call for an end to current trade and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU; and what assessment they have made of whether that call casts doubts on the Republic of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Political Prisoners (19 Sep 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 6 September (HL Deb, col 936), and in the light of the release of the Montazeri audiotape regarding the massacres in Iran in 1988, whether it is still their position that there is little corroborated evidence of such a massacre taking place.

Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Question ( 6 Sep 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, I fully support the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Alton. Will the Minister attempt to put Iran’s ongoing outrages in context? Is she aware of the audiotape released on 9 August this year featuring the late Hoseyn Ali Montazeri addressing the 1988 death committee, when he pleaded in vain opposing the massacre of 30,000 Iranians? Instead of some parliamentary colleagues...

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: Nottinghamshire (29 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the authority of Nottinghamshire Police to categorise wolf-whistling as a hate crime rather than a public nuisance; and whether they consider that such a decision may derogate from the seriousness of classification of hate crime.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Sanctions (25 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they plan to take in the light of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus on 7 July calling for an end to the trade and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU, and what their current policy is regarding those sanctions.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sports Competitors: Gender Recognition (22 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to allow transgender athletes to compete at the Olympic Games; what consultation they have had with the British Olympic Association about that issue; what rules apply in the UK regarding transgender athletes competing in sport; and whether they consider the IOC's ruling to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq: Iran (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call by Amnesty International for an investigation into the missile attack on Camp Liberty on 4 July.

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 5 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, it has been an interesting and informed debate, which I will approach perhaps from a more factual perspective, in line with the approaches of the noble Lords, Lord Vinson and Lord Howarth of Newport. I have always detested referendums in so far as our democratic system evolved in a manner where it was intended that the United Kingdom will be led by knowledgeable and principled...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cyprus: Politics and Government ( 6 Jun 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the recent elections in the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus on the UK's aims for the talks process on the reunification of Cyprus, and on their foreign policy position regarding that island.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Algeria ( 3 Jun 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to refuse the Home Office the right to deport six individuals, allegedly linked to al-Qaeda, to Algeria; and what is their current assessment of the total cost implications of complying with that ruling without further appeal.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Prisoners ( 2 Jun 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what have been the practical benefits to the UK of the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, and of the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Iran in August 2015, in respect of obtaining the release back to the UK of prisoners such as Kamal Foroughi, and Nazanin Ratcliffe and her child.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Capital Punishment ( 2 Jun 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Iranians have been executed since the visit of the Foreign Secretary to Iran and the re-opening of the UK embassy in Tehran last year, and what assessment they have made of whether that figure indicates any improvement in the human rights position of Iranian citizens.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Algeria ( 1 Jun 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what, if any, extra security measures are being implemented, and at what cost, following the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to refuse the Home Office the right to deport six individuals, allegedly linked to al-Qaeda, to Algeria.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (26 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Keen of Elie on 11 May (HLWS694) regarding the increasing threat from dissident Irish republicans, what plans they have to establish a means for liaising more regularly and effectively with members of both Houses of Parliament from Northern Ireland on such matters.

House of Lords: Composition - Question (24 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, the Secretary of State for the Home Department warned us about an increasing threat from dissident IRA, yet when I lobbied each Member of this House from Northern Ireland I learnt that not a single one had been contacted by either the Home Secretary or the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Does it really matter where we come from if we are treated in that fashion?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Olympic Games: Brazil (11 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 and 12 February (HL5764 and HL5766) and by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 11 February (HL5765), and in the light of current information about the increased extent of dangers from the Zika virus affecting up to 20 per cent of all births, whether they intend to issue further advice about, or to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (10 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any precedent for an invitation to the leader of a foreign country to visit the UK in order to campaign on an internal national issue such as the forthcoming EU referendum.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (10 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to invite any leaders of foreign countries to come to the UK ostensibly on a courtesy visit but with the intention that they should canvass directly on any internal national issue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (10 May 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Cabinet had prior to the visit of the President of the United States to the UK about any remarks that he might make regarding the EU referendum, and who was responsible for advising him regarding normal courtesy and protocol for such state visits.


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