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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners (8 Dec 2021)

James Cleverly: ...raise human rights in our engagement with the Saudi authorities. We have consistently pressed for due process and raised concerns about the use of solitary confinement, lack of family contact and allegations of torture. On 26 October 2021, Lord Ahmad spoke to the President of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, and raised a number of human rights issues, including specific cases and women's...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Diversity and Inclusion Directorate: Complaints (8 Dec 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...are not dealt with by the Diversity and Inclusion Directorate. For members of the Armed Forces, complaints of this nature can be raised and investigated in the form of a Service Complaint. Criminal allegations are referred to the Service Police for investigation. For Defence civilian staff, complaints of this nature can be raised and investigated by Defence Business Services' Civilian...

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Dec 2021)

Boris Johnson: ...clip. I apologise unreservedly for the offence that it has caused up and down the country, and I apologise for the impression that it gives. I repeat that I have been repeatedly assured since these allegations emerged that there was no party and that no covid rules were broken. That is what I have been repeatedly assured. But I have asked the Cabinet Secretary to establish all the facts...

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Benefit: Fraud (7 Dec 2021)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what procedure is in place for investigating alleged child benefit fraud where the victim is a Child Maintenance Service paying third party.

Scottish Parliament: Serious Organised Crime and Terrorism (7 Dec 2021)

Audrey Nicoll: What is the Scottish Government doing to strengthen the process for the handling of complaints and misconduct allegations against police officers?

Treasury: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2021)

Stephen Morgan: ...’s Russia. Can the Minister say what due diligence has been done on the project company and its owners, and if he and ministerial colleagues will protect our national infrastructure from these alleged fraudsters by stopping the disastrous project once and for all?

Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (6 Dec 2021)

Alyn Smith: ...platform—and I won the seat from the Conservatives, I have to say. The United Kingdom is not one place; it is a series of lots of places. Those voices need to be properly reflected and allegations of bad faith are really not conducive to this debate.

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Report (Continued): Amendment 23 (6 Dec 2021)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, Amendments 23 and 35 give the House the opportunity to discuss the robustness of the science on which the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill is allegedly resting. I detect a lack of enthusiasm for the wide-ranging debate on this topic that might have otherwise ensued at a more timely part of the day, so I shall keep my remarks as brief as can. I was once on the Zambezi and had the...

Armed Forces Bill: Clause 7 - Concurrent jurisdiction (6 Dec 2021)

Carol Monaghan: ...1, which we will be supporting, removes the military from the handling of the most serious of crimes. Very recently, the Defence Secretary held a meeting with senior members of the Army to discuss allegations of sexual violence by members of the armed forces. This came after the Defence Committee report on women in the armed forces, which exposed the culture of sexism, intimidation and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Hunting of Wild Mammals Bill: Second Stage (6 Dec 2021)

John Blair: That is a fair point. I did not say that that was there. I said that the legislation existed. Mr Irwin alleged — I seek to give an assurance; this is not a criticism — that there was a misrepresentation of the rural community. He is not here at the moment, but I think that he would accept my assurance that that was not intended. I represent a rural constituency, as he does. That is not at...

Storm Arwen: Power Outages (6 Dec 2021)

Greg Hands: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s comments as a local MP, but I reject absolutely his allegation of some kind of north-south divide. The response was very swift from the engineers, and that was the most important part of the response. As I mentioned, 630 engineers came from across the UK. I put on record my thanks to Western Power Distribution—117 came from western England and Wales—to...

Ministerial Code - Question (6 Dec 2021)

Lord True: My Lords, I can only repeat what I have said: standards in public life are important. I believe that the Prime Minister respects those fully. As far as the alleged events the noble Lord refers to, I point him to the statement made by Downing Street: that No. 10 has always followed, and continues to follow, Covid regulations at all times.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Hunting of Wild Mammals Bill: Second Stage (6 Dec 2021)

Patsy McGlone: ...assess that situation, as they see it at that moment, be it rightly or wrongly. Allow me to expand on that. I am sure that other Members have dealt with people who have got into problems, be they alleged, perceived or otherwise, with firearm certificates. Under the interpretation of the Bill, as I read it, the implication is that people will face difficulties and possibly prosecution owing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Smoke-Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (6 Dec 2021)

Robin Swann: ...a parked vehicle or if they are able to obtain licence details from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Decisions about whether to issue warnings or fixed penalty notices or to refer an alleged offence straight to the court to be dealt with will be at the discretion of the enforcement agency. It is proposed that the penalty for both offences — smoking in a private smoke-free...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sultana Khaya (6 Dec 2021)

Navendu Mishra: ...and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 19 February 2021 to Question 155443 on Sultana Khaya, if she will instruct HM Ambassador to raise with the Government of Morocco the alleged invasion of Sultana Khaya’s house and her sexual abuse by Moroccan authorities on 8 and 15 November 2021.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Staff (3 Dec 2021)

Victoria Atkins: August 2020, are actively demonstrating that there is no place for any form of unacceptable behaviour in HMPPS, and such behaviour is contrary to its core values and will not be tolerated. All allegations of unacceptable behaviour are taken seriously, investigated and, where appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken. Furthermore, work continues to simplify our HR policies and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (3 Dec 2021)

Chloe Smith: follows: Death* 114 Serious Harm** 31 The IPRs that have been completed since July 2019, are as follows: Death* 93 Serious Harm** 21 * Death includes the categories death, alleged suicide and confirmed suicide. ** Serious Harm includes the categories self-harm, serious harm, attempted suicide and ‘other’.

Written Answers — Home Office: Spiking (3 Dec 2021)

Rachel Maclean: ...of the issue around drink spiking. This is in partnership with other agencies and the licensing trade. Officers are able to utilise drink testing and urine testing to get immediate results when allegations are made. This has been in place since 1st August and has reassured many individuals as well as providing the basis for a more effective and immediate investigation into offences. My...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2021)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: subject to torture in breach of the convention, we have a formal duty to ask that it is investigated. I asked the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, whether we have formally requested that Iran investigate allegations of torture, under the convention. The noble Lord gave a sincere response, saying “I hear what the noble Lord says. On my return from your Lordships’ House, I will make sure that...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stability and Peace (2 Dec 2021)

Jim Shannon: ...of domestic violence resulted in a court decision—those figures worry me, as this is less than half. In the remainder of the cases, the victim had changed their statement or had withdrawn the allegation, ultimately dropping charges against the perpetrator. I always like to make it clear that when we look at such figures, they are the “reported” figures. Therefore, I suspect—I do...

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