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Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: British National (Overseas) (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the British National (Overseas) (BNO) visa scheme to people from Hong Kong who (1) are aged between 18 and 25, and (2) have a parent with BN(O) status.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong Six-monthly Report (14 Dec 2021)

Elizabeth Truss: The latest Six-monthly Report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today, and is attached. It covers the period from 1 January to 30 June 2021. The report has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. A copy is also available on the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website...

Freedom of Speech - Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2021)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ...-chair, with Canada, of the Media Freedom Coalition, which is taking action to defend media freedom, including through statements on the deteriorating situation for organisations in Egypt, Belarus, Hong Kong and Russia. Ensuring that the global news industry not only survives but thrives is an essential part of our development work. The UK has provided more than £400 million of official...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: English Channel (10 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: risk through the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy, UK Resettlement Scheme, Community Sponsorship and Mandate Resettlement Schemes in addition to more than 25,000 people since 2015. The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route has also provided a route to British Citizenship for over 76,000 people since it opened on 31 January. When the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme...

Backbench Business - Financial Services: UK EconomyBackbench Business (9 Dec 2021)

Stephen Hammond: be conducted in a manner that is to London’s benefit but that we equally need to recognise of course that the threat is also now once again from New York, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. In the global alliances that we strike in financial services it is perfectly possible to recognise that, with some economic diplomacy put into deepening regulatory engagement, we could find...

Magnitsky Sanctions: Human Rights Abuses (8 Dec 2021)

Stephen Doughty: ...locations from Cameroon to Zimbabwe when it comes to individuals responsible for heinous acts, as well as Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. We have rightly heard a huge amount of attention on China and Hong Kong; there have only been three designations against officials in the Chinese regime, despite horrific abuses against the Uyghur population. I agree with colleagues who raised the situation...

Armed Forces Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (8 Dec 2021)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...of State for Defence to report annually to the other place if what we need is the Home Secretary to bear in mind the needs of veterans and service personnel, particularly those who served in Hong Kong, or maybe the Gurkhas. There is a need for the Bill to apply to central government as well as to local government and other authorities. I urge the House to support Motion B1 as well as Motion A1.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Detainees (8 Dec 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: ...of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of people that (a) hold a British passport and (b) are being detained in Hong Kong under the National Security Law.

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 20 - References to justices of the peace in relation to Northern Ireland (7 Dec 2021)

Tom Pursglove: ...summer for Gurkhas from Nepal, who have a long and distinguished history of service to the UK, both here and overseas. We also remain extremely grateful for the contribution made by former British Hong Kong service personnel. That is why the Ministry of Defence, together with the Home Office, ran a public consultation between 26 May and 7 July 2021 regarding a policy proposal to waive...

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 2 - Acquisition by registration: Descendants of those born on British Indian Ocean Territory (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...allow those people to settle here in the UK. My hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell) spoke powerfully to new clause 4. The Government remain extremely grateful to former British Hong Kong service personnel. He will be aware that under the British nationality selection scheme a limited number of personnel who were settled in Hong Kong could apply to register as British...

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 8 - Children registering as British citizens: fees (7 Dec 2021)

...(1) must include— (a) provision to ensure that the fees charged for applications for registration as a British citizen under the British Nationality Act 1981 or the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made, do not exceed the cost to the Home Office of processing the application;...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Qualifications: Hong Kong (7 Dec 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) system and (b) support his Department has in place to recognise Hong Kong based qualifications.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Armed Forces (7 Dec 2021)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to take steps in response to the Hong Kong Watch report's finding that more than 100 former members of the Afghan security forces have been summarily executed or disappeared by the Taliban since it took power in Kabul in August 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Skills Fund (3 Dec 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Hong Kong British National (Overseas) passport holders arriving in the UK have immediate access to Government-funded adult vocational training.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Electoral Register: British National (Overseas) (2 Dec 2021)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether BN(O) citizens who have arrived from Hong Kong are required to become British citizens before they can register to vote in a UK general election.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Visas (1 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...UK Resettlement Scheme, the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme, and the Nationality and Borders Bill will establish in law safe and legal routes. The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route has also provided a route to British Citizenship for over 76,000 people since it opened on 31 January.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Finance (1 Dec 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...safeguards in place to ensure people subject to the NRPF condition can receive support. People with leave under the Family and Human Rights routes, and those who have been granted leave on the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route as a British National (Overseas) status holder or a family member of a British National (Overseas) status holder can apply, for free, to have their...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics: Diplomatic Relations (30 Nov 2021)

Christine Jardine: Following the litany of abuses against the Uyghur Muslims and in Hong Kong, and, most recently, the international concern about the treatment of tennis star Peng Shuai, both the US President and the Prime Minister have admitted that they are considering a diplomatic boycott of the winter Olympics. Does the Minister agree that that has now taken on renewed urgency, and will she urge the Prime...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (29 Nov 2021)

Baroness Thornton: ...three. We support the Government’s strategy of tougher travel restrictions and mandatory face masks, as far as it goes. It seems that there is already real-world evidence from South Africa and Hong Kong that omicron is highly infectious, which begs the first question: why are the Government limiting the mandating of mask wearing to travel and to shops, and not extending it to indoor...

Armed Forces Bill - Third Reading: Motion (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Craig of Radley: ...late government amendments, have done a magnificent job; Jayne Scheier and all of them ought to be thanked very much for that effort. I hope that the Minister will not forget that I mentioned the Hong Kong veterans and have yet to have a decent reply about that. The issue has been outstanding for 35 years, so it is about time it was dealt with. I hope, too, that the amendments we have sent...

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