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Student Loan Interest Rates - Question (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, on 18 March, on behalf of Hong Kong Watch, of which I am a patron, I chaired a meeting here in your Lordships’ House about the launch of a new report concerning the effect of international fees on the children of some of the 160,000 BNO passport holders who have arrived and been given such a welcome in the United Kingdom. Will the Minister undertake to speak to the right...

Cybersecurity and UK Democracy - Statement (26 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, I declare non-financial interests as a patron of Hong Kong Watch and vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Uyghurs. As my noble friend Lord Fox referred to the sanctions imposed on seven parliamentarians, three years ago yesterday, I should declare that I am one of them. He also said that this should be regarded as a badge of honour; indeed, because my family were...

Christians: Persecution - Question for Short Debate (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...response was “swift and robust”—I dread to think what leisurely or weak would have looked like. There are still no sanctions against state officials, and nothing to match the 47 imposed on Hong Kong by the US. It is wholly incommensurate with the 1 million Uighur Muslims subjected to genocide, the brutal oppression of Tibetan Buddhists, the crimes against Falun Gong and the...

Cyber-security and UK Democracy (25 Mar 2024)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...The reality is that in those three years the Chinese have trashed the Sino-British agreement and been committing murder, slave labour and genocide in Xinjiang. We have had broken churches, and, in Hong Kong, false court cases against Jimmy Lai. My question is: why two? America has sanctioned more than 40 people in Hong Kong; we have sanctioned none, and only three lowly officials in...

Hong Kong Security Legislation - Commons Urgent Question (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...on these points and to raise these serious breaches of the joint declaration? Can I also ask about the ongoing detention of Jimmy Lai, a British citizen who is a stark symbol of the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms? What update can the Minister give the House in relation to our efforts to secure Jimmy Lai’s release?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (20 Mar 2024)

Lord Coaker: ...in the Red Sea? Because what they are doing is illegal. We support all of that because what they are doing is illegal under international law. Why are we upset with what China says with respect to Hong Kong or with respect to Taiwan? Because we believe that it breaks international law. Where is our global reputation as a country with regards to the pursuit and maintenance of international...

Sri Lanka: Human Rights — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (20 Mar 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...personnel for any UK-sponsored training. I am particularly grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), who was questioning me just an hour or so ago on issues to do with Hong Kong. I recognise the specific interest and experience he brings to a debate like this because of his knowledge and understanding of reconciliation, conflict and healing. I heard him say—and...

Hong Kong Security Legislation (20 Mar 2024)

Iain Duncan Smith: (Urgent Question): To ask the Foreign Secretary if he will make a statement on the security and human rights implications of Article 23 in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (20 Mar 2024)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: Ministers and officials continue to raise Mr Jimmy Lai's case at the highest levels with the Chinese and Hong Kong authorities and have consistently requested consular access which has been denied by the Hong Kong prison authorities. The Foreign Secretary reiterated his call for Mr Lai's release during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference on the...

Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Report: accession of states to the CPTPP (19 Mar 2024)

John Martin McDonnell: ...that membership does not lead to a race to the bottom on labour standards, exactly as the right hon. Gentleman said. I agree with him on the fear about China, because union colleagues of mine from Hong Kong, whom I have worked with for decades, are in prison at the moment purely and simply because they are trade unionists and have stood up for democratic rights.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (13 Mar 2024)

Jim Shannon: ...of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart on (a) ending transnational repression of and (b) the removal of bounties placed on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists living in the UK.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (12 Mar 2024)

Andrew Rosindell: Will His Majesty’s Government make the strongest possible diplomatic protest against the draconian new national security laws being imposed on the good people of Hong Kong, and does the Minister accept that Britain still has a moral responsibility to the people of Hong Kong, who have been loyal to this country for so many years?

Written Answers — Treasury: Pensions: British National (Overseas) (11 Mar 2024)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterparts on access to pensions held by the Mandatory Provident Fund in Hong Kong for people with British National (Overseas) status.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Hong Kong British National Overseas [BN(O)] Welcome Programme Year 4 Funding Announcement (11 Mar 2024)

Felicity Buchan: Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of the fourth year of funding for the Hong Kong British National Overseas [BN(O)] Welcome Programme. We will continue to offer support to BN(O)s as they integrate into their communities through the Programme, including by:Continuing funding for 12 Welcome Hubs across the UK, at the same level of £3.6 million as previous years;Continuing demand-led...

backbench business: LGBT History Month — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 7 Mar 2024)

Elliot Colburn: ...Singapore joined their ranks. Same-sex marriage was legalised in the last 12 months in Andorra, Slovenia and Estonia. Same-sex civil unions have been proposed or passed in Latvia, Poland, Czechia, Hong Kong and parts of Japan. Conversion therapy bans have been proposed or passed in Portugal, Norway, Tasmania in Australia, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Other laws to improve the lives of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai ( 7 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...of Wimbledon on 14 February (HL2065), whether it remains their position that no British nationals have been named co-conspirators by the prosecution in Jimmy Lai’s National Security Law trial in Hong Kong.

Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note ( 5 Mar 2024)

Baroness Meyer: ...Government invest in key British infrastructure and in our universities? Should the economic argument override security concerns? What about human rights? China has been suppressing democracy in Hong Kong, trying to eliminate the Uighurs, and supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, yet it is our fifth-largest trading partner. How do we reconcile the idealism of how we would like the world...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in the World ( 5 Mar 2024)

Craig Hoy: ...and that was 25 years ago. The SNP has still not achieved that, and it will not achieve it, because it is not Scotland’s number 1 priority. I spent nearly a decade in the Asia-Pacific region. In Hong Kong, one is never far from a Scottish connection. For example, the MacLehose trail is a reminder of the Glaswegian governor who made Chinese an official language of Hong Kong and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Foreign Relations ( 4 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...s Republic of China, including in discussions between the Foreign Secretary and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference, to call for an end to transnational repression of Hong Kong people living in the United Kingdom, and the removal of bounties for their arrest.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Foreign Relations ( 4 Mar 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference, to call for the immediate removal of sanctions against British parliamentarians who have raised concerns regarding human rights issues in China, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.


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