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Written Answers — House of Lords: North Korea (26 Sep 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, whether any projects to improve the substantive human rights of North Koreans, rather than cultural, economic or humanitarian initiatives, are to be implemented; and whether such projects are being considered for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: North Korea (26 Sep 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, how many of the Commission’s recommendations that pertain specifically to Her Majesty’s Government have been implemented thus far; and whether there are any recommendations that they do not intend to implement.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...affairs. But as befits a former cathedral chorister, as he has pointed out, he also has a great knowledge of the relationship between faith and politics. Although he is not the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, to whom we have all paid tribute for the extraordinary work that she does in this area, we are all indebted to him for his reply today, and we look forward to the correspondence that will...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...restrictions on freedom of religion or belief”. Thanks to major speeches by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister, and the crucial work of the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, the introduction of the European Union Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the excellent work of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, this issue has...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, for the way in which she has responded to what has been an amazingly rich and incredibly well informed debate. All the speeches in your Lordships’ House today have come from either personal or professional experience. The number of people who said that they had heard the World Service in remote parts of the world was...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...’s reputation and way of life worldwide. I am grateful to all noble Lords who will participate, many of whom bring a lifetime of experience and knowledge. I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, the Minister who will reply. The House of Lords Library also deserves our thanks for the excellent note it has prepared for today’s debate. It hardly needs saying that all of our speeches...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (11 Jun 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...to be congratulated for the commitment that they have made to combating violence against women. The House can take real pride in the role that the Minister of State, the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, has taken in demonstrating that gender, talent and faith can be great assets while holding high office. How very different the situation is in Nigeria, where Boko Haram—which means...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (27 Feb 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, I join others in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, for tabling this Motion for debate today and for the tone that she set in her opening remarks. I refer the House to my non-financial interests as honorary president of UK Copts, a board member of the Aid to the Church in Need charity and a patron of various human rights groups that work in the region. Earlier in our debate,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: South Sudan (27 Jan 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 January (HL Deb, cols 1396–7), regarding the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), whether the UNMISS mandate is sufficient to protect civilians; and whether the mandate recently given to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and used against...

Written Answers — House of Lords: North Korea (7 Jan 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the British Embassy in Pyongyang “is working with BBC Worldwide on an initiative to broadcast BBC drama, nature and science programmes on North Korean television” with the remark by Baroness Warsi on 21 January that BBC broadcasts to North Korea are “a matter for the BBC”; and why it is desirable to broadcast drama programmes but not news or documentaries promoting human rights or...

Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (21 Nov 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...during Question Time today that your Lordships have no business spending time on non-domestic issues. Twenty-six powerful speeches, including the Front-Bench speeches of the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, and the noble Lord, Lord Triesman, illustrate why this House should spend time on these issues, why it should bring its insightful, intelligent, well informed and wise contributions to these...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sudan (11 Jun 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 May (WA 71), whether they will approach the appropriate experts to whom she refers and ask them to archive the accounts of refugees in the Yida refugee camp who have fled the aerial bombardment of Blue Nile and South Kordofan; and what assessment they have made of the role of the international community...

Burma — Question for Short Debate (5 Jun 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...I have repeatedly urged the Government to take action: five parliamentary interventions in 2010, twice more in 2011, again in 2012—and on 28 February this year, I asked the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, whether she would, “confirm that since 2012, around 5,000 Rohingya Muslim people have been murdered and that many thousands have disappeared”.—[ Official Report , 28/2/13; col....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Violence Against Women (27 Feb 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 5 February (WA 54) stating concern about the risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of Dalit women and girls in India, whether they will make representations to the Government of India about the application of recent changes to human trafficking law in that county in cases concerning Dalit victims.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Freedom of Religion and Conscience (4 Feb 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Warsi on 22 January (Official Report, col. 1088), which ministers participated in the meeting held on 22 January to discuss co-ordinating action on religious intolerance; which other countries were represented at the meeting and by whom; what was discussed at the meeting; and what were the outcomes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: North Korea (8 Jan 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Warsi on 12 December (Official Report, col. 1064) and following the decision by the Government of North Korea to test its ballistic missile technology, what message was conveyed to the ambassador from North Korea during the meeting to which he was invited at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 12 December; what was his...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Medals (20 Nov 2012)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 8 November (WA 220), when they expect Sir John Holmes to come forward with his further recommendations about the policy of acceptance of medals from another country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government: Official Hospitality (29 Jun 2011)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government why the United Kingdom representative of the Dalai Lama was not invited to a reception hosted by Baroness Warsi on 13 June specifically for Buddhist leaders and ambassadors of Buddhist countries.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government: Big Society (30 Jun 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement by Baroness Warsi on 16 June (Official Report, col. 1054) saying that they will "launch a big society bank using funds from dormant bank accounts", how much money is estimated to be in such accounts; what criteria will be used to decide eligibility for funding; and to whom applications for funding will be submitted.

Social Policy — Debate (16 Jun 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...this was such a good subject to lay before your Lordships' House today for debate. We are all indebted to him. Perhaps I may also take this opportunity to welcome the admirable noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, to her new ministerial responsibilities. She was formidable in opposition and she will be formidable both in the Cabinet and at the Dispatch Box here in your Lordships' House. She has...


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