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Public Bill Committee: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: Examination of Witness (16 Jan 2024)

Barry Gardiner: ...out a piece of land that already has a building on it, obviously, except to the tenants. I think there is a relevant difference. Have you made a study of elsewhere in the world, such as Australia, Hong Kong and America—the British empire led us to seed leasehold around the world—and what they do?

Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 5 (16 Jan 2024)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...positions with regard to China’s abuses of human rights, particularly in recent years with regard to the persecution of the Uighurs and in relation to its behaviour and conduct with regard to Hong Kong and its breach of the Sino- British agreement. I declare also that I am the chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, which is proud to have among its professors Laura Murphy, an American...

Rules-based International Order - Question (16 Jan 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...rules-based international order sit with the destruction of the Sino-British treaty, an international treaty, which has led to the dismantling of democracy and of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong? How does it sit alongside the show trials of Jimmy Lai, a British citizen, and the naming in those proceedings of four other British citizens, including our former consul-general...

Public Bill Committee: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: Examination of Witnesses (16 Jan 2024)

...and I do not understand them for it, but the fact is that they just say, “Give leaseholders more information.” I have to be honest: even once you have got in touch with guys from Singapore, Hong Kong, the middle east and all the rest of it, when you try to explain what leasehold is, it goes over their head; when you say “right to manage”, it goes over their head. They say, “Well,...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 2 - Safety of the Republic of Rwanda (16 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: ..., and that is why this issue is so important. However, it is also important to stress that genuine refugees are fairly protected—this country has always done that—as in the case of Afghanistan, Hong Kong and so forth. Yesterday’s YouGov poll makes it clear how strongly people feel about all this. It is a legal and constitutional, and therefore also essentially political, problem. The...

Poverty: International Development Aid - Question (15 Jan 2024)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the DAC rules and we continue to do so. I do not think a single noble Lord will dispute that it is right that we have taken responsibility for those coming to the UK, whether from Ukraine, from Hong Kong or coming directly from Afghanistan, as they have recently, and that we use that money to help support them. We will act within the DAC rules. It does mean, yes, that there is less...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (15 Jan 2024)

Iain Duncan Smith: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made recent representations to his Chinese counterpart on (a) the naming of the former Consul General to Hong Kong, Andy Heyn, during the trial of Jimmy Lai and (b) the labelling of Bill Browder and Luke de Pulford as co-conspirators in the same proceedings.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British National (Overseas): Pensions (15 Jan 2024)

Catherine West: ...ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has had recent discussions with his international counterparts on the withholding of mandatory provident funds in Hong Kong from British National (Overseas) passport holders.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Report on Safe and Legal Routes (11 Jan 2024)

James Cleverly: ....uk. The UK has a proud history of providing protection for the most vulnerable. Since 2015, we have offered over half a million people safe and legal routes into the UK. This includes those from Hong Kong, Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, as well as family members of refugees. Through our global resettlement schemes, which includes the UK Resettlement Scheme, the Community Sponsorship...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hong Kong (10 Jan 2024)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what review his Department is undertaking of asylum applications by people from Hong Kong who have been involved in pro-democracy campaigns; and what his planned timescale is for that review.

Scottish Parliament: Asylum Policy and Legislation (United Kingdom Government) (10 Jan 2024)

Miles Briggs: ...Kingdom has a proud history of supporting refugees. Since 2015, as a country, we have offered a home to more than half a million men, women and children who have sought safety, including those from Hong Kong, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as, most recently, those fleeing President Putin’s illegal attack on Ukraine. To put that in context, it is equivalent to the population of Edinburgh...

Rwanda Plan Cost and Asylum System ( 9 Jan 2024)

Yvette Cooper: ...countries within the UK asylum system. For example, the Homes for Ukraine scheme, which I think both he and I support, means processing cases in other countries. It is also what happened for the Hong Kong scheme. We know that the cost is now £400 million, and we can conclude that it is possibly considerably more. According to the treaty, there are additional per-person costs—if anyone...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the prosecution, imprisonment and trial of media owner Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong for global press freedom.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK is gravely concerned that anyone is facing prosecution under the National Security Law, and particularly concerned at the politically motivated prosecution of British national Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong. On 17 December, the Foreign Secretary called on the Hong Kong authorities to end his prosecution and to release him. We continue to raise his case with the Chinese authorities; the Foreign...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai ( 3 Jan 2024)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Majesty's Government whether, following the meeting between the Foreign Secretary and Sebastien Lai, they intend to call for the unconditional and immediate release of Mr Jimmy Lai from prison in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (20 Dec 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ‘Statistical Yearbook 2023, Sixty-sixth issue’ (pages 15 to 35), October 2023 2 For statistical purposes, the UN data for China do not include the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan Population was one of a range of factors that was considered when entering into the Migration and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: British National (Overseas) (20 Dec 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the position of British National (Overseas) visa applicants who remain in Hong Kong while their application is considered.

Trial of Jimmy Lai - Commons Urgent Question (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...freedom and democracy? Is it not a moment of reckoning for the duplicitous belief that you can deepen trade deals while United Kingdom citizens and 1,762 political prisoners are incarcerated in Hong Kong jails? In calling for Mr Lai’s immediate and unconditional release, can the Minister say what practical steps we are giving him and his family? Do we intend to respond robustly if other...

Written Answers — Home Office: Embassies: China (19 Dec 2023)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is taking steps to help protect people from Hong Kong who want to protest near the Chinese (a) Embassy and (b) Consulate in advance of the national security trial of Jimmy Lai in December 2023.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: British National (Overseas) (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) route is a generous offer, reflecting the UK’s moral and historic commitment to those people of Hong Kong who chose to retain their ties to the UK, by obtaining BN(O) status before Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997. After five years in the UK, those on the route can choose whether to apply for indefinite leave to remain, and after...


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