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Management of the Economy and Ministerial Severance Payments (15 Nov 2022)

Sarah Owen: ...longest and deepest recessions in history and, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford West (Naz Shah) rightly said, it is a problem made at No. 10. It is not a problem made solely by Russia’s war with Ukraine—if it was, surely every country would be enduring the levels of next-to-no growth that we have had to experience.

COP 27 - Statement (15 Nov 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...as there was in the regency Bill. My Lords, I welcome that the Prime Minister raised the case of Alaa Abd el-Fattah with the Egyptian President when he was at COP. The Leader of the House will be aware from my intervention last week how concerned we are for his welfare in your Lordships’ House. The news yesterday that Alaa is alive and, although he remains on hunger strike, is now...

Bhopal Gas Explosion Investigations — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (15 Nov 2022)

Claudia Webbe: ...international law, they have a right to redress and rehabilitation for harm done by companies that operate across borders. We must therefore assert and uphold the rule of law. We cannot allow class wars, or discrimination against workers or the working class in Bhopal, India, to get in the way of calls for justice. If this corporate manslaughter had taken place in Surrey or upstate New...

Fracking: Local Consent — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (15 Nov 2022)

George Freeman: I do not want to steal the thunder of my ministerial colleague, my right hon. Friend the Member for Beverley and Holderness, who is looking at that issue right now. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have revealed that we are exposed on a number of our food and agricultural supply chains. We need to get the balance right between covering far too much of our agricultural land and equally...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iron and Steel: Russia (15 Nov 2022)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...Government do not speculate on specific future sanctions, as to do so could reduce their impact. We will continue the pressure against Putin and his regime, until Ukraine prevails or Putin ends his war of choice. We have already prohibited the import, acquisition, supply and delivery of certain iron and steel products from Russia on 14 April 2022, and the measures were extended on 15 July...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Myanmar: Refugees (15 Nov 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage Myanmar's neighbours to allow free passage for refugees fleeing the war.

Scottish Parliament: Gaelic and Scots (15 Nov 2022)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...and inform and to bring culture from the region to new audiences around the world. As has been mentioned repeatedly, the Royal National Mòd has endured since the 19th century, interrupted only by war or, more recently, pandemic. The BBC’s role in providing Gaelic language services through radio and television is well known, and the creation of BBC Alba has brought many cultural...

Treasury: Topical Questions (15 Nov 2022)

Rachel Reeves: .... Out of 38 advanced OECD economies, the UK is forecast to finish last. That is 38th out of 38. All industrialised economies have had to face covid and the consequences of Russia’s illegal war, yet our country is trailing behind because of Conservative choices and Conservative failure. There is an alternative. Why does not the Chancellor match Labour’s ambitions for British industries...

Ukraine (14 Nov 2022)

Leo Docherty: ...sanctions provisions cover that, but I will look at that RUSI report and ask my MOD colleague, the Minister for Defence Procurement, to reply on that important report. The hon. Gentleman mentioned war crimes. Two weeks ago, I was at the Hague meeting the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, who has the bit between his teeth. Clearly, he is independent, but we will support...

Australia and New Zealand Trade Deals (14 Nov 2022)

Paul Beresford: .... That was the norm, and I see the opportunities in these deals as a return to the norm. The kith and kin links and the support that Australia and New Zealand gave to the UK in the two world wars may help us to understand why both Commonwealth nations are sympathetic to us. When the UK went into the Common Market, the loss or diminution of the UK market was sorely felt. They did not like...

Written Answers — Treasury: Agricultural Products: Ukraine (14 Nov 2022)

Andrew Griffith: ...partners in the face of Russian aggression. In lockstep with our allies, we have introduced the largest and most severe economic sanctions that Russia has ever faced to cripple Putin’s war machine. This includes restricting access to finance with asset freezes on Russia’s major banks, including banks active in occupied Ukrainian territory. We have also prohibited the import of all...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Armed Conflict (14 Nov 2022)

Andrew Mitchell: ...-Work and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke and raised the protection of civilians. The British Ambassador to Eritrea has regularly raised human rights issues, and the impact of its involvement in the war in northern Ethiopia on civilians, with the Eritrean Government. The indiscriminate targeting of civilian areas, no matter the weapon used, is against international law, and is unacceptable We...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Peace Negotiations (14 Nov 2022)

Kate Osamor: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the African Union facilitated peace talks on the Tigray War.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Human Rights (11 Nov 2022)

Andrew Mitchell: ...of goods indispensable to civilian well-being by all parties to the conflict. The Commission also notes that it has "reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government is committing the war crime of using starvation as a method of warfare". Findings about the conduct of hostilities indicate summary execution of civilians and rape and sexual violence "on a staggering scale" by all...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Ukraine: Armed Conflict (10 Nov 2022)

Andrew Selous: ...calls on all parties to respect the principles of international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure and for the humane treatment of all prisoners of war.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Ukraine: Armed Conflict (10 Nov 2022)

Andrew Selous: ...calls on all parties to respect the principles of international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure and for the humane treatment of all prisoners of war.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Ukraine: Refugees (10 Nov 2022)

Andrew Selous: ...website contains information for parishes and individuals seeking to respond and is updated regularly with the latest advice and guidance: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/community-action/w ar-ukraine-responding Numbers being hosted continue to rise. We are aware of particularly good models in the London and Canterbury dioceses, and other dioceses have partnered with Citizens UK,...

Scottish Parliament: Capital Projects (Inflation and Public Sector Spending Reductions) (10 Nov 2022)

Tom Arthur: ...inflation seen over the past few months is unprecedented in modern times. That, combined with increases in delivery times for materials due to the combined effects of Covid, Brexit and the illegal war in Ukraine, is placing significant pressure on budgets and the delivery of infrastructure projects across the country, including those in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. That will...

Scottish Parliament: Affordable Housing (Effects of Inflation) (10 Nov 2022)

Shona Robison: We are aware of the global issues affecting construction, including the war in Ukraine and rising inflation; those effects have been exacerbated by Brexit and the current cost crisis. We are working closely with the construction industry and housing partners to mitigate those effects where possible and achieve our shared goal of delivering more affordable homes for Scotland. That includes...

Levelling Up Rural Britain (9 Nov 2022)

Bernard Jenkin: I think this counts as an intervention, Madam Deputy Speaker. It should be added to my time. I hope that the hon. Member for Nottingham North (Alex Norris) will rise to the occasion. The Ukraine war has exposed how vulnerable the global food supply system is to disruption. We cannot rely on our ability to buy food cheaply on the global market. Given today’s labour shortage in agriculture...


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