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Mental Health: Children and Young People - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2023)

Baroness Hollins: ...will be grateful to my noble and learned friend for explaining why her membership had to cease in 2009. This of course included a period as a non-permanent judge at the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, where I am sure her wisdom benefited their system greatly. Noble Lords will also recall when, in September 2019, as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the noble and...

Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Safe Routes - Question (22 Nov 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...resettlement routes, the UK resettlement scheme, community sponsorship and the mandate resettlement scheme. We also have bespoke routes responding to crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan and the Hong Kong BNO visa route.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Demonstrations (21 Nov 2023)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China about the punishments given to those who took part in the Hong Kong protest movement of 2019–20, and the continued harassment of protesters and their families.

Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Nov 2023)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: .... I am well aware that many people express concerns about anonymity and the behaviour of anonymous accounts online. Here I declare my position as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong. I am delighted that the UK has welcomed many exiles from Hong Kong who have sought refuge in the UK, but they remain deeply fearful about the very long arm of the Chinese state....

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (17 Nov 2023)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ..., Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, as well as Vice President Han Zheng on 31 August during his visit to China. Senior officials have and will continue to raise cases such as Mr Lai's with the Hong Kong and Chinese authorities, most recently on 2 November with the Deputy Justice Secretary. We also continue to press for consular access to Mr Lai and diplomats at our Consulate-General in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: China (16 Nov 2023)

Paul Maynard: The information required is not retained by Grade. However, the total number of DWP staff that have travelled to China and/or Hong Kong from January 2019 to present is 151, with 2 of these being official business trips.

King’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (15 Nov 2023)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...is important to avoid accidents and miscalculations that raise tension or risk escalation, but these are part of a wider pattern of China becoming more assertive, as we have seen in its actions in Hong Kong and the South China Sea. We have spoken about the repression in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet, and I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Alton, that it is simply wrong and outrageous that...

Scottish Parliament: Migration to Scotland: Scottish Government Proposals (14 Nov 2023)

Murdo Fraser: ...the early 20th century members of the Jewish population came from eastern Europe. We had immigrants from Italy, we saw immigrants from the new commonwealth, from Pakistan and Bangladesh, and we had Hong Kong Chinese. More recently, members of the Polish community came here and, much more recently, we had people from Ukraine coming here, being welcomed and enriching our society both...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Arrest Warrants (13 Nov 2023)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any Hong Kong national legally resident in Northern Ireland is the subject of an arrest warrant application from China.

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) ( 8 Nov 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...care. In addition, there were 498,626 study visas. As of 24 October 2023, 243,700 Ukrainian visas had been granted. I am particularly delighted that 123,800 people have arrived in the UK since the Hong Kong BN(O) visa scheme route was initiated. If I may take a personal moment, I commend the Hong Kong Military Service Corps, whom we have talked about before, who were in the Gallery...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Navy: Cleaning Services (26 Oct 2023)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many laundrymen (a) directly and (b) indirectly employed by the Royal Navy are from (i) China and (ii) Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hong Kong (26 Oct 2023)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people from Hong Kong with a pending asylum claim are allowed to transfer onto the British National (Overseas) visa scheme if they have become eligible since its expansion on 30 November 2022.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) China’s compliance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration, in particular any infringement on the autonomy of Hong Kong, (2) the treatment of the Uyghurs in China and whether this amounts to genocide, (3) the sanctioning of UK parliamentarians by China, and (4) allegations of intelligence operatives placed by the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls by the government of the USA, the EU Parliament and United Nations Special Rapporteurs for the release from prison in Hong Kong of the British citizen Jimmy Lai.

Future of Horseracing — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (25 Oct 2023)

Stephanie Peacock: ...to British competitions. Despite reaching record highs in 2022, British prize levels are still significantly lower than rival competitions in France, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong, as the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr Robertson) mentioned. A poor prize pot means poor incentives for everyone in the racing industry—from owners to spectators—to compete and take an...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Human Rights (25 Oct 2023)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jimmy Lai (25 Oct 2023)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...Lai's case with Chinese Vice President Han Zheng on 31 August. The Minister for the Indo-Pacific also raised Mr Lai's case with Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of Hong Kong, on 18 April. Senior officials have and will continue to raise cases such as Mr Lai's with the Hong Kong authorities. We continue to press for consular access to Mr Lai and diplomats...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Home Country Nationals (25 Oct 2023)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy laundrymen from (a) China and (b) Hong Kong were refused security clearance in the last 12 months; and what the average length of service was of people who were refused that clearance.

Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note (24 Oct 2023)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: ...for peace. So, Saudi Arabia—Mohammed bin Salman—should work with Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians to build a huge port in Gaza, linked to Cyprus, so that Palestine becomes the Hong Kong of the region and its citizens become wealthy. Together, these countries—Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan—having become partners in this huge, positive construction...

Illegal Migration (24 Oct 2023)

Vicky Ford: My constituents have welcomed Ukrainians into their homes and Hong Kong Chinese into their communities, and our excellent domestic abuse services mean that we often give women from all over the country a fresh place to restart their life. However, that means that there is huge pressure on local schools and housing, and the more than 400 asylum seekers who have arrived in Chelmsford since...


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