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Planning and Solar Farms — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: On exactly that point, Canadian Solar, the company that I mentioned earlier—I am sure that the Foreign Office Parliamentary Private Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for South West Hertfordshire (Mr Mohindra), will report back, now that he is here—needs to be sanctioned urgently. It is not Canadian. In fact, it is a Chinese company—Chinese run and based in China—pretending to be...

Planning and Solar Farms — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Nokes. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson) for securing this important debate. It is no coincidence, as I said earlier, that many of us speaking in this Chamber today represent Rutland, Leicestershire or Lincolnshire, which have historically been known as the breadbasket of England. They have fed...

Planning and Solar Farms — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: Although I recognise that the hon. Gentleman is advocating passionately for his constituency, I must point out that more than 50% of land nationally with proposed solar plants is in Lincolnshire, Leicester and Rutland, so we are disproportionately at threat.

Veterans Update (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I thank my right hon. Friend for his courage and openness, and I thank the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs for his work. The report makes for incredibly difficult reading. We are a proud service and military community in Rutland, Melton, the Vale and Harborough villages. I take this opportunity to recognise that community and to put on record that we see them and hear them, and that it was...

Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: Conversion therapy is quackery packaged up by bigots seeking to promote their hate and to profit from it. On 19 January, a Minister promised at the Dispatch Box to bring forward a ban against conversion therapy and ensure that pre-legislative scrutiny was completed before the end of this parliamentary term. How does my right hon. Friend plan to continue that? May I also welcome his statement...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: Thank you, Mr Speaker, and thank you for your strong response to the point of order last week on the threats against me by President Vučić of Serbia. One colleague here raised the daily reports that we are receiving about extreme identity violence in Darfur, which will only get worse. As a UK penholder, what are we doing to create a protective wedge between civilians and the militias? Will...

Iran ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I welcome this new geographically autonomous sanctions regime, which is an important step in demonstrating that defence is not an escalation and we will be strong at home. I also welcome the referral yesterday of Iran to the International Court of Justice as a result of the shooting down of the Ukrainian aircraft in 2020, which the UK is doing with our allies. Again, that is a good step. As...

foreign affairs committee ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: Thank you, Mr Davies; it is a joy to make the statement under your chairmanship. I thank the House for making time for this important statement today. Before I address the substance of the report, I pay tribute to all the former hostages and families who contributed to the inquiry, many of whom are here today. I know that today’s discussion will not be easy for them. Their testimonies were...

foreign affairs committee ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I thank the hon. Lady for all the work that she did. As our report showed, it matters when MPs take up these cases, but it should not fall to us to take them up, and that is exactly the point she is making. We have a duty to know the families and to be reassuring, but it is difficult. When I was a Foreign Office official, I was given the duty of supporting the family of someone who was being...

foreign affairs committee ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, and I want to apologise for having my back to everybody in the Public Gallery—it is parliamentary courtesy to address the Chair. The Committee did look at dual nationality very carefully. The problem is that some of the worst perpetrators of this heinous crime, and particularly Iran, do not recognise dual nationality. For example, Morad Tahbaz is...

foreign affairs committee ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question and for his long-standing and absolute commitment to Jagtar Singh Johal and his family. It is an incredibly disturbing case: a man who was arrested while on his honeymoon to a country, and who to this day has still not been charged for supposedly leading some sort of—I do not know—counter-revolutionary effort. The reality is that there are no...

Hong Kong Pro-democracy Activists ( 6 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: The bounties placed on the heads of those fleeing Chinese Communist party repression and autocracy are not just outrageous but a blatant violation of international law. They also expose the lies of Xi Jinping when he says that he is respecting freedoms within Hong Kong. We must take a stand against transnational repression to protect British nationals and those seeking refuge in the UK. Only...

Violence in the West Bank ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: We stand on the precipice of the Gaza crisis of 2023 and the third intifada. Yesterday, an Israeli military incursion into the Jenin refugee camp resulted in the deaths of more than 10 refugees. Hundreds were injured and, as the hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Beth Winter) says, the ensuing gun battle has prevented civilians from getting the aid and medical care they need. Today, five Israeli...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I thank my right hon. Friend for setting out some of the areas in which the UK is investing to help Bosnia and Herzegovina to build its resistance—I recognise that that is in her brief. I remember writing the conflict, stability and security fund programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017. Unfortunately, the challenges remain, which suggests that either I did a very bad job, or the...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: Before my election. I lobbied the Government to create an atrocity prevention centre. They have now done so, and we have the conflict centre—I do not mind the different name, as long as it does the work. It is doing some really interesting work, particularly on Ukraine. The point is that the desk officer for Mongolia has no training on what to do if they start to see the signs of genocide...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Robert. I thank the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) and the right hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) for sponsoring and securing this important debate with me. It is particularly fitting that we are having this debate as the President of Bosnia is here in the UK today. I very much hope that the...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: My hon. Friend’s point stands for itself. He has my wholehearted support.

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: I agree entirely. Remembering Srebrenica does not just commemorate; as the right hon. Gentleman said, it tells stories to educate, and there has never been a more important time to educate people about what happened to the Balkans. I will come on to that point shortly. We cannot discuss Srebrenica without discussing the Mothers of Srebrenica, who went through the most unimaginable loss. Their...

Srebrenica Memorial Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] ( 4 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: It is so important that if I make that point, I do so with the whole support of the House, so I thank hon. Members for attending today’s debate, because it gives me the ability to speak up and say that it is not just me saying this; the whole House wants to see this. It is our job to make sure that we create the circumstances in which reckless decisions cannot be taken by Dodik and others....


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