All 18 results for kosovo OR kosovo OR serbia OR bosnia speaker:Jeremy Corbyn

Backbench Business — Nato (4 Jul 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...had wound itself up at the end of the Cold War. The alliance instead sought for a new role, a new strategic purpose, and it found it outside the boundaries of the alliance.” He goes on to mention Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and later the Libyan adventures of NATO. I think we should seriously consider the whole purpose of NATO. It was founded as part of the cold war and had a specific...

Enforced Removal (Families with Young Children) (10 Jan 2006)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...in any one country, and Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the United Nations and a number of other organisations make their own assessments of what goes on in various countries. Except in Kosovo, to which my hon. Friends the Members for Sunderland, South and for Walthamstow referred, I am not aware of any adequate follow-up in any other country when removals take place. If someone...

Written Answers — Defence: European Rapid Reaction Force (7 Nov 2002)

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much depleted uranium was used in bombing campaigns by UK forces in (a) Kosovo during the recent conflict, (b) Serbia during the conflict over Kosovo and (c) Afghanistan in 2001–02.

Depleted Uranium (9 Jan 2001)

Jeremy Corbyn: What information does my hon. Friend have at his disposal concerning the effects of radiation in Serbia, Iraq or Kosovo on the civil population? Is he prepared to publish whatever information he has? Is he aware that some people, on listening to his statement, would identify a degree of complacency about the effects of depleted uranium on British soldiers? The Italian and Portuguese...

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (14 Dec 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...I have never heard of, and a number of which I know for certain no longer exist. Interestingly enough—given that the list comes from the United States—not one Irish organisation is listed. The Kosovo Liberation Army was removed from the list, as it was transformed from a terrorist organisation into a liberation force in record time. Many other organisations have taken many years to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxpayers (Conscience) (24 Jun 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...of their tax from the armed services to peace building, and there are three relevant petitions before this House. Given the huge rebuilding costs that will fall to this country and others in Kosovo and elsewhere where there has been conflict, perhaps we should have a peace-building fund that could invest in conflict resolution, reconstruction and trying to prevent terrible wars and...

Kosovo and G8 Summit (21 Jun 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: Further to his answer to the right hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Mr. Hogg), will my right hon. Friend tell us what policy he has to ensure that Kosovo remains a multi-ethnic state in future? What future does he see for Kosovo, either as an independent state or as part of a federation? What is he doing to ensure that the people of Serbia do not become demonised, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 May 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: May I ask the Prime Minister to turn his mind to the situation in Yugoslavia? Does he accept that, after two months of bombing, seeing hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Kosovo, hundreds if not thousands of civilian casualties in Yugoslavia and an environmental disaster caused by the use of depleted uranium and the bombing of chemical works, it is time to achieve a peace settlement by...

Kosovo (18 May 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...rising to power in Europe. We should think carefully about how we treat other countries' economies. After 60 days of bombardment, we have to ask: what has been achieved? A ghastly situation in Kosovo has been made worse: hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of Kosovo and into refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia, with regrettably few being offered places of safety in...

Oral Answers to Questions: Points of Order (10 May 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...awful lot of people feel very concerned and wish their Parliament—this elected Parliament—to have a debate and an opportunity to take a decision on British participation with the NATO forces in Kosovo. What indications have you had from Ministers about how frequently they intend to make statements to this House? What pressure can you bring to bear, as a representative of the House, to...

Kosovo Refugees (5 May 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the Home Secretary accept that many of us are pleased with the support that the Government are giving to the recent arrivals from Kosovo and, in particular, the immediate reimbursement of local authorities of any extra costs that they have? It is important that they be rapidly paid. The move is extremely welcome. Will my right hon. Friend reflect on the anomalous position whereby newly...

Business of the House (29 Apr 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: Last Monday, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made a substantial statement on his visit to Washington for the NATO summit, and I understand that most of the questioning turned on the issue of Kosovo. Will my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House make time for a serious debate on the future of NATO, and in particular the changes in the NATO structure that were agreed at Washington...

Business of the House (22 Apr 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...to access this country as asylum seekers. Will the Government clarify, by way of a statement or a debate, their policy regarding asylum seekers coming to this country? As I understand it, present Kosovo refugees will be granted automatic entry to the United Kingdom—I have no complaints about that—but those who arrived earlier did not receive automatic entry. Many of them have been...

New Schedule 2: Kosovo (31 Mar 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: Everyone must be well aware of the horrors of what is happening in Kosovo, and of the dreadful treatment of ordinary people there by the Serbian forces as a result of Milosevic's orders. I was disappointed that my right hon. Friend's statement made no reference to the United Nations, or to any effort to persuade the UN to introduce a monitoring force with the possibility of a ceasefire. What...

Berlin European Council and Kosovo (29 Mar 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: Will the Prime Minister say a little more about his contacts with the Russian Government and the Russian Prime Minister to bring about a peace process and a ceasefire in Kosovo to stop the tide of refugees and the pogroms against the people there, and to stop the bombing? What contact does he propose to have with the United Nations? What has been Kofi Annan's involvement? Does he think that...

Bill Presented: Kosovo (25 Mar 1999)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...of talks take place. However, if that does not happen, is he prepared to support the deployment of ground troops? At what point do they stop: do they occupy the whole country, or merely parts of Kosovo? We deserve to be told by those who support the bombardment exactly what the endgame is.

Orders of the Day — Sierra Leone (12 Mar 1998)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...human rights in their societies, to act, in effect, under a UN mandate. I would rather that the UN had a much more hands-on involvement in tackling the problems of west Africa. A conflict, be it in Bosnia, Iran, Iraq or West Africa, results in thousands of deaths. If the UN is to mean anything, it has to be properly involved. I hope that the House will return to the issue of what the UN...

Clause 2: Local Government Finance (6 Jul 1993)

Jeremy Corbyn: ..., I do not see any likelihood of any future change. I have the utmost sympathy for all the refugees from the former Yugoslavia. I do not believe that our country has done enough for refugees from Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia or wherever. We must do far more and history will not look kindly on the attitude shown to those refugees who have sought asylum. Their situation is terrible and they...


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