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Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Finance (2 Mar 2022)

Michelle Donelan: ...persons who are covered by EU law, have long residence in this country, or who have been granted international protection by the Home Office. Subject to meeting the normal eligibility requirements, Hong Kong British Nationals (overseas) status holders will qualify for student finance once they have acquired settled status in the UK, as is the case for the majority of persons who are on a...

Ukraine (1 Mar 2022)

Priti Patel: ...been overwhelmed with so many offers of support from businesses, the community and the diaspora community. In my experience of setting up the British national overseas scheme for people fleeing Hong Kong, the community came together well, and we are taking some of the key component learnings from that to apply to this scheme.

Questions to the Mayor of London — Fund for the resettlement of Hong Kongers (2): Fund for the resettlement of Hong Kongers (2) (1 Mar 2022)

Sadiq Khan: Improving social integration in London has been one of my main priorities since taking office. In accordance with my social integration strategy ‘All of Us’, the GLA has sought to base its Hong Kong BN(O) Integration Programme on community evidence and the lived experience of Hongkongers in the city. For this reason, the GLA has been engaging with equity led Hongkonger civil society...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Fund for the resettlement of Hong Kongers (1): Fund for the resettlement of Hong Kongers (1) (1 Mar 2022)

Sadiq Khan: I welcomed the British government’s decision to introduce a new immigration route for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) status holders to settle in the UK, following the imposition of the National Security Law by the Chinese government in July 2020. Between January and September 2021, 88,000 applications were submitted for the visa. In April 2021, the government granted £917,000 to...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 25 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Horam: ..., you can see people coming across the channel and on to the beaches in Kent and so forth. They add to the number of people the Government have agreed to accept by proper routes—the Chinese from Hong Kong, the Afghans and, now, Ukrainians. Like the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, I hope we will have a generous scheme to allow Ukrainians who wish to come here to do so, just as I hope that Europe...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: establish such a link to the British Indian Ocean Territory. This must be in line with either the UK’s or an overseas territory’s Immigration Rules. This has also been the case with Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas, who do not have a right of abode in British territory and must complete a period of residence in the UK before acquiring the permanent residence status that is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judges: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (28 Feb 2022)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sum the UK Supreme Court received in fees from the Hong Kong authorities for the service of UK judges sitting on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note (25 Feb 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: week, to broaden the scope to allow us to act quicker and more broadly on the issue of sanctions as a whole. The noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, also asked about what is happening currently in Hong Kong and Singapore. I know my right honourable friend the Trade Secretary is currently visiting that region. The points she made about how quickly centres can move is not lost on me, as I...

Relationship with Russia and China (24 Feb 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...We cannot let China undermine freedom and democracy. We will hold it to account for human rights violations, whether they are in Xinjiang or in Tibet, and for the erosions of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. The Government are clear that in areas of shared interest, the UK will preserve space for co-operation and continue to engage with China and Russia, which, like us, have permanent...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Hong Kong British National (Overseas) immigration route (24 Feb 2022)

Kevin Foster: ...launched a bespoke immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status holders and their family members. The route reflects the UK’s historic and moral commitment to those people of Hong Kong who chose to retain their ties to the UK by taking up BN(O) status before Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997, and followed China’s passing of the National Security Law which...

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords]: New Clause 7 - Parliamentary procedure for judicial schemes: transitory provision (22 Feb 2022)

John Martin McDonnell: ...on that, and also on the moral ground that a number of trade union friends I have worked with over the years are currently in prison as a result of the operation undertaken by the Chinese state in Hong Kong. Yes, I have argued against investments going into Colombia because of the murder of trade unionists, and I have also argued against investments going into Israel because I do...

Hong Kong: Political Prisoners - Question (22 Feb 2022)

Hong Kong: Political Prisoners - Question

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Hong Kong (21 Feb 2022)

Peter Dowd: ...the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of (a) NatWest and (b) other UK based banks that recently cast votes in the patriots only legislative council elections in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Security: Hong Kong (16 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...'s Government what discussions they have had with Lord Sumption following his comments reported in The Times on 2 February that he would be willing to preside over a National Security Law case in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Home Office: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (15 Feb 2022)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of migration to the UK under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme for people from Hong Kong.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 180 (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...EU citizens granted status under the beta phases of the EU settlement scheme and expanding to all EEA and Swiss EUSS applicants when the scheme first opened back in March last year, followed by the Hong Kong BNO route, the graduate route and, most recently, the student and skilled worker extension routes. We plan to continue to roll out e-visas incrementally. The Home Office’s ambition...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 179 (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...these people the freedom and ability to express themselves, and the opportunity to come and live freely, which is given to their parents and grandparents, and some of those who are in government in Hong Kong—so it is very important. Some months ago, the young people of Hong Kong were very vocal in writing, again and again, “Please support us because we don’t have the right to come...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 178 (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...noble Lord, Lord Coaker, and the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig of Radley, for their amendments. Before I start, the noble Lord, Lord Alton, alluded to the fact that I have some experience in Hong Kong. I must declare an interest: I have marched to that pipe band. In fact, my noble friend Lord Patten was briefly my boss, which he probably did not know and probably horrifies him. I have...

UK-Taiwan Friendship and Co-operation (10 Feb 2022)

Catherine West: ...and the exchange that we can now have on the legal practices in the UK and in Taiwan. We also think about the sadness that we all share that, unfortunately, things could be going in reverse in Hong Kong, which is usually such a beacon of legal practice. There are, however, clear and present challenges facing the people of Taiwan. The Chinese Government have made no attempt to disguise...

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