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Written Answers — Home Office: Oppression (20 May 2024)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...a statement which summarises the key findings and recommendations. It is crucial that those who believe themselves to be victims of state-backed threats report concerns to the police. At the UK - Hong Kong Symposium on 27 April, I set out that the police are in the process of finalising a new suite of resources to raise awareness and capabilities of frontline officers across the UK, which...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (17 May 2024)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: Ministers and officials continue to raise Jimmy Lai's case at the highest levels with the Chinese and Hong Kong authorities and have been clear in our calls for his release, while continuing to press for consular access. Our repeated requests for consular access have been declined by the local authorities on the grounds the Chinese government does not recognise dual nationality and therefore...

[Christina Rees in the Chair] (15 May 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...chairship this afternoon, Ms Rees. I am very grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) for securing this debate, and I pay tribute to his advocacy for the people of Hong Kong through the all-party group. He is an expert in the area that we are addressing this afternoon, and I particularly wanted to listen to him and respond to this debate on behalf of the...

No Recourse to Public Funds (15 May 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...and our recognition that people can find themselves in the most challenging circumstances. In practice, that means that migrants with permission under the family or private life routes, or the Hong Kong British national overseas route, can apply for free to have their NRPF condition lifted by making a change of conditions application. An individual on those routes can apply to have their...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Visits Abroad (15 May 2024)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the visit by the Minister for the Indo-Pacific to Hong Kong on relations with China.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression (15 May 2024)

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the ruling by the Appeal Court in Hong Kong on the banning of the song entitled Glory to Hong Kong.

Russia - Statement (14 May 2024)

Lord Coaker: ...visas. When can we expect that from the Government? Finally, there can be no doubt that from Iranian-sponsored “kidnap and kill” threats to attacks on so-called dissidents, the repression of Hong Kong protesters outside the Chinese consulate in Manchester, Salisbury and many other examples on home soil in the UK, we have witnessed a fundamental shift in the threat landscape. State...

War Graves Week (14 May 2024)

Jeremy Quin: ...the CWGC end with cemeteries. There are many individual graves in British churchyards where the fallen are remembered closer to home. The same is true of the solitary grave of Ronald Maxwell of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, who was buried where he fell on 23 December 1941, aged 22, beside St John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. I was pleased to hear the words of the Secretary of...

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

Stuart McDonald: ...be an acceptable response. The Minister in his reply will almost certainly point to how the Home Office responded and engaged positively in light of the horrors unfolding in Ukraine or, indeed, Hong Kong. However, as others have pointed out, those welcome measures simply prompt the question: why on earth not Gaza as well? It is really not a big ask; in fact, it is the very least we could...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (13 May 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...Initiatives which help displaced populations to access a Skilled Worker visa. We have country specific schemes which were established in response to international crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Hong Kong. For asylum seekers, there is no provision within our Immigration Rules that allows a person to travel to the UK to seek asylum or temporary refuge. Those in need of immediate...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Human Rights (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: ..., whether the Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific raised human rights concerns relating to the 2024 Safeguarding National Security Bill and the 2020 National Security Law while meeting the (a) Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and (b) Treasury Christopher Hui in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression (13 May 2024)

Holly Lynch: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if the Minister of State for the Indo-Pacific will declare the 2024 Safeguarding National Security Bill in Hong Kong to be a breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration following its first application in the case of Ma Chun-man in March 2024.

Russia ( 8 May 2024)

Yvette Cooper: ...into a multipolar, fragmented and contested world has happened more quickly and definitively than anticipated.” From the Iranian-sponsored kidnap and kill threats on UK soil to the repression of Hong Kong protesters outside the Chinese consulate in Manchester, the UK has undergone, because of behaviour not just from Russia but more widely, a fundamental shift in the threat landscape, as...

Defence ( 7 May 2024)

Grant Shapps: ...infrastructure. They were mostly not successful, but the amount that it costs to get around them increases all the time none the less. We have suffered intellectual property theft. We have seen Hong Kong protesters dragged into the Chinese consulate in Manchester and beaten. We have seen Iranian journalists threatened and stabbed in London. We have seen former Russian military officers...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants ( 2 May 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...public services from becoming overburdened. Nonetheless, there are important safeguards in place for those in genuine need. Migrants with permission under the Family or Private Life routes, or the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) routes, can apply, for free, to have their NRPF condition lifted by making a ‘Change of Conditions’ application. An individual on these routes can apply...

Immigration Update - Statement ( 1 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...—both legal and illegal—into the UK. Legal immigration has risen in recent years in part because we have extended the hand of friendship to people fleeing conflict and persecution in Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. That was the right thing to do. But another factor has been rising numbers of overseas students and workers and their dependants, which have risen to unsustainable...

Immigration Update ( 1 May 2024)

Tom Pursglove: ...and illegal—into the United Kingdom. Legal immigration has risen in recent years in part because we have extended the hand of friendship to people fleeing conflict and persecution in Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. That was the right thing to do. But another factor has been the numbers of overseas students and workers and their dependants rising to unsustainable levels. The steps...

Scotland: Youth Mobility: European Commission Scheme ( 1 May 2024)

John Lamont: ...UK Government currently operate 13 successful bilateral youth mobility schemes with international parties. The countries with which we already have arrangements include Andorra, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Uruguay. [Interruption.] SNP Members may scoff at these countries, but these countries are offering...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Finance ( 1 May 2024)

Luke Hall: Under the existing student support regulations, Hong Kong British National Overseas (BNO) visa holders would not have access to student finance until they have acquired a settled status in the UK and meet the three-year ordinary residence requirement. As the BNO route only opened in January 2021, the earliest a person is likely to become settled (and have access student finance) is in January...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (30 Apr 2024)

Bob Seely: What steps his Department is taking to support Jimmy Lai during his trial in Hong Kong.


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