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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jagtar Singh Johal (2 Dec 2021)

Amanda Milling: The UK Government takes all allegations of human rights violations very seriously, and we regularly raise Mr Johal's case directly with the Government of India at official and Ministerial level. The Foreign Secretary last raised Mr Johal's case with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on 22 October 2021. This Government will continue to look to raise our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Drugs (2 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...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Forgery (2 Dec 2021)

Lord Sikka: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in (1) investigating, and (2) prosecuting, allegations of banks forging customers’ signatures.

Scottish Parliament: Modal Shift (Rail Journeys) (2 Dec 2021)

Graeme Dey: ...matching that proposal, the trade union did not recommend it to its members and it was rejected. I think that that is matter of deep regret. On the member’s other point, bullying and harassment—alleged or otherwise—is a serious matter. I would encourage Serco to look into that dispute in great detail.

Scottish Parliament: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (2 Dec 2021)

...their duty of candour and honesty to patients. The Government takes that so seriously that we changed the law to make the duty of candour a legal obligation. I have confidence in clinicians. If the allegation is, as it appears to be, that health boards, or in this case the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board is pressurising, bullying or telling clinicians not to be honest with patients,...

Scottish Parliament: Union Connectivity Review (2 Dec 2021)

The First Minister: The latter allegation is just not the case, so I will not engage further on that. I, too, heard the Minister for Transport, and I agree entirely with him. I said in my original answer that, of course, we will discuss with the UK Government how we can get benefit from the connectivity review. However, let us not forget that it is not that long ago that we were being told...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Hospitals Inquiry (Evidence) (2 Dec 2021)

Miles Briggs: ...secrecy from health boards. In this case, however, her own officials have acted to ensure that the evidence is heard in secret. Beyond the public inquiry, what steps will now be taken so that those allegations made by bereaved parents are fully investigated by Police Scotland?

Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill - Report: Amendment 4 (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Callanan: ...is provided. Other information provided on a monthly basis includes lengths of periods of disqualification. Furthermore, there is an annual report on the nature of misconduct in disqualification allegations. Future releases of statistical information will include the number of disqualified former directors of dissolved companies. I note the concern of the noble Lord, Lord Fox, and my noble...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Robathan: ...them with contempt. Lastly, after 18 months-plus of restrictions, I ask everybody in this Chamber, and the Minister in particular: have the restrictions worked? In May of last year, there had allegedly been 250,000 cases; there have now been some 10 million. What did the restrictions achieve? The vaccines have been fantastic but the restrictions have not achieved very much, except perhaps...

Scottish Parliament: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Patient Safety) (1 Dec 2021)

Maree Todd: ...the conversations. I note that senior clinicians, doctors and nurses have publicly expressed their anger when their integrity has been called into question without evidence to back up such serious allegations. In conclusion, where there are concerns they will be investigated and acted upon. [ Interruption .]

Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (30 Nov 2021)

Marion Fellows: ...line on certain issues. The Prime Minister believes in helping cronies and Ministers, and the devil take the hindmost. He enjoys unaccountable power, and can and has dismissed independent advice on alleged breaches of ministerial rules. I want to focus this speech on how what the Prime Minister has done affects disabled people and families with disabled children. We are still in the middle...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: ...Official Opposition, the necessary two-thirds majority in the Commons to bring the Parliament to an end would have been available. A second aim of the Act was to remove from the Prime Minister the alleged advantage of being able to choose the timing of a general election. In my experience, the flexibility that Prime Ministers have is very limited in practice. No Prime Minister is likely to...

Public Health (30 Nov 2021)

Bob Seely: ...to make lots of mistakes…When smart forecasters are consistently over-confident, start suspecting” other factors in play, such as “publicity or policy-advocacy games”. I make no such allegations. More recently, I understand that this summer Professor Ferguson predicted upwards of 100,000 cases. They topped at just over 30,000. In an interview with The Times, the good professor said...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Belarus (30 Nov 2021)

Maria Miller: ...hon. Friend for that reply. The situation in Belarus is truly disturbing. More than a year on from the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus, over 30,000 people have been detained, with widespread allegations of torture and ill-treatment, and hundreds of civil society activists and human rights defenders being detained. What can my hon. Friend do for those who are detained—for example,...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2021)

Amanda Milling: ..., including the continuation of some temporary restrictions in Indian-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure that their domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegation of human rights violations or abuse is deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly and transparently. We have raised our concerns with the Governments of India and Pakistan.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Detainees (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The welfare of detained dual British nationals remains a top priority. We lobby on health concerns and mistreatment allegations. We call on the Iranian government immediately to allow health professionals into Evin prison to assess the situation of dual British nationals there. We do not provide information about numbers of British nationals detained in a country when the low numbers involved...

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...


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