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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Sexual Offences (25 Apr 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...as a means of referring to cases of sexual assault or sexual harassment which occur whilst in service. Defence has been clear that there is no place for this behaviour in the Armed Forces. All allegations will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate support provided to victims, be they serving or veteran. We recognise the great courage it takes to come forward and report a sexual...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: North Korea: Human Rights (22 Apr 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the BBC report Beatings and Forced Abortions, Life in a North Korea Prison, published on 28 March, which outlined multiple allegations of rape, forced abortions, and other forms of sexual assault within North Korea’s penal system.

Digital Persecution (21 Apr 2022)

Fiona Bruce: ...to worship in a climate of fear. They are subject to surveillance and at risk of repeated raids, with their social welfare activities in their local communities banned and an increasing list of allegedly extremist books banned, including an edition of the gospel of John from the Bible.

Referral of Prime Minister to Committee of Privileges (21 Apr 2022)

Michael Ellis: ...made clear. That is in accordance with the principles of natural justice, an ancient principle that the Leader of the Opposition understands full well. Natural justice includes the principles that allegations have to be known to the person accused, that there must be an unbiased tribunal, and that no one should be a judge in their own cause. The hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) said...

Written Answers — Home Office: Exploitation: Migrants (21 Apr 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking in response to allegations that contractors in her Department have paid for sex while accompanying migrants being deported overseas.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tunisia: Politics and Government (21 Apr 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...brought in by President Saied on 25 July 2021, and we will continue to do so. We are monitoring legal cases being brought against politicians from the parliament and previous governments, including allegations of irregularities in the 2019 elections, and are concerned that these could be used to prevent opposition politicians from contesting future elections.

Scottish Parliament: South Lanarkshire College (Governance) (21 Apr 2022)

Graham Simpson: ...that governance at South Lanarkshire College” In East Kilbride “was satisfactory over the last year.” There have been serious issues at the college. Whistleblowers have made a number of allegations, with reported claims of fraud, theft and general malfeasance. The principal, Aileen McKechnie, ordered an audit report that the college is refusing to publish. She and the interim clerk...

Drug Crime: British Nationals Detained Overseas (20 Apr 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...laws. We can and do intervene where British nationals are not treated in line with internationally accepted standards and where there are unreasonable delays in procedures. We take all allegations of torture or mistreatment very seriously.

Nationality and Borders Bill (20 Apr 2022)

Tom Pursglove: ...of citizenship power, a further amendment was tabled by Baroness D’Souza that removed the provisions protecting the validity of deprivation orders made before the Bill’s commencement and alleging that they offered individuals no right of redress. That is simply not the case. These provisions explicitly ensured that anyone affected by the retrospective provision would still have a right...

Human Rights: Colombia — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (20 Apr 2022)

Patrick Grady: ...and debates like this. There is a good relationship between the campaign groups, individual Members and the embassy in the country. However, dialogue is not enough. One of the opportunities, allegedly, of Brexit was our “soft power” superpower—our ability to do things differently and show global leadership. How will that be lived up to in the implementation of the new trade accords...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict (20 Apr 2022)

Lyn Brown: ...b) Uganda, (c) Rwanda, (d) other states neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo and (e) UN MONUSCO in relation to (i) recent violence within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and (ii) allegations of destabilising support for rebel groups within the Democratic Republic of the Congo by neighbouring states.

Easter Recess: Government Update (19 Apr 2022)

Margaret Hodge: ...is: can he do that? Let me take one example. Can he explain to me, the House and the country how he can credibly justify calling for the resignation of the boss of P&O Ferries when he faced allegations that he broke the law, while refusing to resign when he himself is guilty of actually the breaking the law that he set?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Africa and Russia: Foreign Relations (14 Apr 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the Wagner Group in Mali. We are horrified by reports which suggest that hundreds of people were killed in Moura, following a CT operation carried out by the Malian Armed Forces in March with the alleged involvement of Wagner Group. Minister Ford issued a statement on 5 April calling for an urgent, transparent and impartial investigation to bring those responsible to justice. She urged the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing: Contracts (13 Apr 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...to identify potential for fraud in PPE contracts with high-risk indicators. This prevented or terminated 11 contracts, which avoided a potential fraud loss of £157 million. The Department takes allegations of fraud seriously and explores every available option, including working with law enforcement partners, where appropriate, to bring those who commit fraud to account. However, we are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Forced Labour: Supply Chains (11 Apr 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...goods and services into the National Health Service, must comply with the Labour Standards Assurance System or they can be removed from consideration for future opportunities. If there is an allegation of modern slavery practices against a company supplying medical goods or services into the United Kingdom, these are investigated. The Department does not have a record of any breaches of...

Mr Mike Veale - Question (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Lexden: ...noticed that a long-standing superintendent in Cleveland denounced Veale last month for subjecting her to, in her words, a “biased, flawed and … unfair” investigation, piling on yet further allegations against him? Is this scandal-ridden man to continue to rake in his £100,000 salary, plus expenses, from his kind friend, the current so-called Conservative PCC for Leicestershire and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Expenditure (7 Apr 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...not for circulation outside of Defra Finance and HR teams). Special Payment 1,224.00 Judicial Review / Costs of cancelled mediation to claimant’s solicitors. Special Payment 1,000.00 Allegations of failure to arrange reasonable adjustments. Special Payment 75.00 Missing personal property. (c) 2020-21 Loss / Special Payment Amount (£) Description Loss 240,257.00...

Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 19 (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Hayward: ...then: “Without taking steps now to begin rebuilding confidence and trust between the key participants in the election process, we are concerned that the May … elections will again be damaged by allegations of electoral fraud.” We then had the farce of 2014 in terms of what went to court with Lutfur Rahman. Despite what the Electoral Commission said in that report, Richard Mawrey...

Elections Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...about what was going on. It was not easy to put a finger on it, but there was a general feeling that things were not quite as they should be. We have to recognise that electoral malpractice—alleged, maybe, but not proven—is big news. Should it be? Well, bad news tends to be news and this is seen to be news. Once a few cases begin to work through the system, a climate is created—one...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Equipment (6 Apr 2022)

Edward Argar: ...and services to the National Health Service, must comply with the Labour Standards Assurance System or they can be removed from consideration for future procurement opportunities. If there is an allegation of modern slavery practices against a company supplying medical goods or services into the United Kingdom, these are investigated. The Department is not aware of any breaches of the...


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