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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Parking: Fees and Charges (26 Nov 2021)

Neil O'Brien: ...of Practice) Act 2019 gives the Secretary of State the power to appoint a single appeals service to handle appeals against private parking charges. However, as a parking charge is an invoice for an alleged breach of the terms and conditions that applied at that particular time, the Act does not provide the power to cancel parking charges retrospectively. Additionally, the appeals...

Backbench Business - Freedom of Religion or Belief: 40th Anniversary of UN DeclarationBackbench Business (25 Nov 2021)

Fabian Hamilton: ...still maintain the death penalty for blasphemy or apostasy is extremely worrying, but many more have seen people murdered just for choosing not to believe. Just one of the many people in prison for alleged blasphemy is the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, who has been locked away in prison since 28 April 2020, pending trial for a Facebook post that was...

Migrants - Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2021)

Baroness Hoey: ...took this up, about 18 months ago, and filmed what was happening at Dover, he was roundly condemned, but he pointed out then that a disaster was waiting to happen. If more had been done then, and allegations of racism were not made against anyone who dared to speak out, we might not have seen this loss of life. It might not have happened, and we might have already moved to do some of the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (25 Nov 2021)

Amanda Milling: The UK Government was concerned by the report on Sri Lanka published in January 2021 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The UK takes allegations of human rights violations very seriously, and we continue to urge the Government of Sri Lanka to improve human rights and deliver justice and accountability for violations committed during and after the conflict. In...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (25 Nov 2021)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding that government's alleged mistreatment and torture of Armenian prisoners of war.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government Update (25 Nov 2021)

Michael Gove: ...and property management functions together with the associated audit and governance arrangements. The original Best Value investigation was initiated following a police investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption and misconduct in public office which involves a significant connection to Liverpool City Council. The wider criminal investigation into corruption is ongoing....

Scottish Parliament: Violence against Women (25 Nov 2021)

Carol Mochan: ...response to what I and many other women regularly see is minimal, to say the least. We have heard from others that Rape Crisis Scotland has highlighted how Police Scotland’s responses to rape allegations are riddled with poor communications, outdated attitudes, and lengthy and unclear proceedings that leave survivors feeling isolated and anxious. Is it any wonder that so few women come...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 298 (24 Nov 2021)

Baroness Chakrabarti: The noble and learned Lord is exactly right about this constitutional problem, but there is a further point to be made. In this context, it is not just the usual problem of allegedly unclear legislation that is then going to be sorted out by regulation later, and the relationship between the Executive and the legislature not as it should be. It is also in danger of interfering with police...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 293 (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Paddick: ...: “The official policing inspectorate showed repeated bias in favour of the police and against peaceful protesters as it compiled a report which backed a government clampdown, a whistleblower has alleged.” The allegations were that HMICFRS wrote to the Home Secretary five months before the report was published, saying that it backed the need to change the laws. The Home Secretary...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (24 Nov 2021)

Andrew Percy: ...he had had sexual relations with other Gazans who happened to be supporters of Fatah. Sadly, all of that will continue, as will the brutalisation of women, the summary executions and the trumped-up allegations of collaboration with the state of Israel. I welcome this measure today, but I do so with a great degree of sadness that life will continue in such a way for Gazans. I hope that all...

Points of Order (24 Nov 2021)

Eleanor Laing: I will accept that. The Minister re-writing history is a matter—[Interruption.] No, I do not need any advice from the Treasury Bench right now, thank you. The hon. Lady is alleging that the Minister is re-writing history. She may make that allegation. I was not happy with her saying that an untruth had been told and I am grateful to her for changing the way in which she has made her point....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Weetabix: Re-employment (24 Nov 2021)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of Weetabix on the company's alleged use of the practice of fire and rehire.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Animal Welfare (24 Nov 2021)

Kit Malthouse: .... Establishments must have robust procedures in place to ensure the adequate provision of food and water at all times to animals kept under the protection of ASPA. The Home Office take any allegations regarding potential non-compliance with ASPA, the Code of Practice or individual licence conditions very seriously. The published Compliance Policy, found here:...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 319AA (to Amendment 319A) (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Paddick: ...and confidence in the police is low. It would apply the power to a whole range of new offences, providing the police with a whole new range of excuses to stop and search people. This power would allegedly be on the basis of reasonable suspicion, but other stop and search powers exercised on this basis result in the police allegedly “reasonably suspecting” black people eight times more...

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 28 (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Coaker: ...and there was disagreement about that. It is incumbent upon the Government to take very seriously the points that the noble Lord, Lord Russell, and my noble friend Lord Browne have made, about the allegations and reports there have been, whatever the rights and wrongs of that. Also important is the point raised in the amendment about the length of service and what is taken into account....

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 23 (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd: ..., fit a civilian into the structure. I do not begin to understand that. In the cases I did which involved this area, one of the principal reasons why the courts concluded that the Iraq Historic Allegations Team was independent was that it had a civilian head. I therefore do not understand what the objection is, not only for the reasons given by the noble Lord, Lord Thomas of Gresford,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill: Consideration Stage (23 Nov 2021)

Naomi Long: ...agreements that call for that move. Whilst much of the focus has been on rape and sexual assault cases due to the particular vulnerability of the witnesses who, in many cases, are also the alleged victim, there is also an issue with that in relation to terrorism. In addition to the three-person panel, the Chair of the Committee mentioned the Intelligence and Security Committee's (ISC's)...

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 2 (23 Nov 2021)

...27, at end insert—“(4A) Guidance under subsection (3)(a) must provide that where offences of murder, manslaughter, domestic violence, child abuse, rape or sexual assault with penetration are alleged to have been committed in the United Kingdom, any charges brought against a person subject to service law shall normally be tried in a civilian court unless, by reason of specific naval or...

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Coaker: ..., the independent review by his honour Judge Shaun Lyons and Sir Jon Murphy recommended that murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual assault by penetration and child and domestic abuse cases, where alleged to have happened in the UK, should be removed from the military justice system, except where the consent of the Attorney-General was obtained. Lyons recommended establishing a serious crime...

Zimbabwe: Makomborero Haruzivishe - Question (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Flight: ...already expressed their concerns over the continued incarceration of a pro-democracy activist and MDC Alliance youth leader, who has now been released on bail having been in jail for 202 days for allegedly inciting public violence when he whistled at Harare’s busy Copacabana terminus. This is despite the fact that he has filed an appeal against both conviction and sentence in the High...

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