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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...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Religious Freedom (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of threats to freedom of religion or belief in Hong Kong, following the recent report published by Hong Kong Watch, Sell Out My Soul: The Impending Threats to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Hong Kong.

Trial of Jimmy Lai (18 Dec 2023)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: The Foreign Secretary has called on the Hong Kong authorities to end their prosecution of Jimmy Lai and release him. He also urged the Chinese authorities to repeal the national security law and end the prosecution of all individuals charged under it. The Foreign Secretary and I welcomed the opportunity to meet Mr Lai’s son, Sebastien, again last week and to listen to his concerns as the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Religious Freedom (18 Dec 2023)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of levels of freedom of religion and belief in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (18 Dec 2023)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether officials in his Department have visited Jimmy Lai in Stanley Prison in Hong Kong ahead of his national security trial on 18 December 2023.

Backbench Business: Persecution of Buddhists: Tibet — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (14 Dec 2023)

Catherine West: ...in the People’s Republic of China, or with those who represent the PRC in London? Can she also outline what representations are made to China, during trade talks, on the subject of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet? We should not have one box for trade and one for human rights; they should be part of the same dialogue. What reassurances can she give concerning the issues raised today? In...

North Korea - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2023)

Lord Sarfraz: ...conditions, ensuring that items destined for illicit activities were not able to make it to North Korea. This is the first Royal Navy permanent presence in the Indo-Pacific since the handover of Hong Kong to China. It is because of this presence that, just a few weeks ago, during the state visit of the President of South Korea, we were able to sign an agreement, the first of its type,...

Three and Vodafone: Potential Merger (14 Dec 2023)

Chris Evans: ...at UK military courts. If the merger proceeds, Three would then hold them as well. That becomes significant when we learn that CK Hutchison Holdings, the owner of Three, is a conglomerate based in Hong Kong and registered in the Cayman Islands, established in 2015, as mentioned by my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill. At this early stage, it is only right to ask, in...

Finance Bill (13 Dec 2023)

Priti Patel: ...answer earlier this month shows that just 30 countries are implementing this measure at the same time as we are. They will be followed by Japan in April, and then Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Hong Kong and Singapore from January 2025. We also know that the US, our big economic ally, is not likely to implement the measure, so by pressing ahead with this fiscal measure, we are...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: International Economic Relations (13 Dec 2023)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what his Department's policy is on whether Hong Kong should be represented at international economic organisations in the context of its changed status within China.

Written Answers — Home Office: British National (Overseas): Pensions (13 Dec 2023)

Tom Pursglove: ...firmly opposes the discrimination that British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status holders are facing in applying for early withdrawal of their pension funds held by the Mandatory Provident Fund in Hong Kong. We have urged the Hong Kong authorities to facilitate the early drawdown of funds as is the case for other Hong Kong residents who move overseas permanently and will continue to do so....

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Matt Warman: I do not understand the line that we are not willing to take people in their hour of need. When we look at the Ukraine and Hong Kong schemes, we see huge evidence of this country—dare I say it, England more than Scotland—housing those people in their hour of need. I agree with the hon. Member in so far as safe routes being a crucial part of the problem, but that should not be a stick to...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (11 Dec 2023)

Baroness Swinburne: ...Lord, Lord Harries of Pentregarth, and the noble Lord, Lord Alton of Liverpool, that we continue to call out wrongs. We have called out China for its treatment of Uighurs and democracy activists in Hong Kong, and we will continue to do so. Let me reassure my noble friend Lady Helic that we have led on resolutions establishing or removing UN accountability mechanisms for Syria, South Sudan...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 6 Dec 2023)

Rishi Sunak: .... As we have already said, we have a proud track record of welcoming those who are most vulnerable around the world—over half a million over the past few years from Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Hong Kong and elsewhere—and that is what this country will always do. But at the same time, when it comes to economic migration and other forms, it is absolutely right that we take strong action...

Legal Migration - Statement ( 5 Dec 2023)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: ...the British economy, but it needs to be properly controlled and managed. In the past decade we have welcomed more than half a million people through humanitarian routes, principally from Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. We in the Labour Party support these humanitarian routes, but the overall figures, which are way above these humanitarian routes, are out of control. People are...

Belarus - Question ( 5 Dec 2023)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...is currently visiting China and President Xi. I am concerned as to whether we are making the same efforts in relation to the sanctioning of those responsible for imprisoning people; for example, in Hong Kong using the National Security Law. Jimmy Lai is there in prison, facing trumped up charges and he was a voice for democracy in Hong Kong. In the short period since he has been in office,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Corporation Tax: International Cooperation ( 5 Dec 2023)

Gareth Davies: ...Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vietnam. Japan are implementing for 1 April 2024. Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Hong-Kong and Singapore have committed to implement for 1 January 2025. There are many other jurisdictions that have taken steps towards Pillar 2 implementation. There are regular...

Legal Migration ( 4 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: ...none of which are in the statement, because the Government have no grip and no proper plan. This is a chaotic approach. Immigration is important for Britain, and we have rightly helped Ukraine and Hong Kong. We benefit from international talent and students. That is why the immigration system needs to be controlled and managed, so that it is fair and effective, and why net migration should...

Net Migration - Question (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...reasons why net migration is high at present. Global events such as the world’s recovery from Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and the national security law in Hong Kong, along with policy changes introduced as part of the new immigration system and the end of EU freedom of movement, have all had an impact on migration. On 23 May the Government acted...

Net Migration Figures (28 Nov 2023)

Tim Loughton: The figures are unsustainably high, but to put them in context, they also include 200,000 Ukrainians and 150,000 Hong Kong citizens. I wonder if those are included in the “something must be done-ism” from the Opposition. Can my right hon. Friend explain why 135,000 visas were granted to dependants last year, up from 19,000 just three years ago, and around 100,000 visas were granted to...


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