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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Council (29 Nov 2021)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2021 to Question 76782, on British Council: Closures, if she will publish the thorough assessment of how the British Council's priorities link to the Government's foreign policy objectives.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia: Aid Workers (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...the Minister for Africa called on the Government of Ethiopia to reverse the decision to expel UN officials from the country. Our concerns were reiterated at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 4 October where a joint statement was issued by the UK Ambassador to the UN on behalf of over 40 countries, and we also raised this at the UN Security Council (UNSC) briefing on...

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Rosser: ...on the prospect of securing a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine? What are the implications for future engagement with bodies including the Palestinian Legislative Council and the Palestinian Authority? What is the impact of the order on non-governmental organisations supporting Palestinian civilians in Gaza on humanitarian issues, and on British people who...

Tidal Energy Generation: Ringfenced Funding (25 Nov 2021)

Richard Graham: ...group on marine energy, which I founded in July 2016. The group has 25 members, two of whom are from the Scottish National party, and their support is greatly valued. However, this is a great British success story, which has an impact on opportunities from the Isle of Wight, along the coast of Cornwall, up through Wales and into Northern Ireland. As the right hon. Gentleman will know, this...

Backbench Business - Freedom of Religion or Belief: 40th Anniversary of UN DeclarationBackbench Business (25 Nov 2021)

Fiona Bruce: ...that one could provide the visas and the other an aircraft to provide refuge to 193 members of religious minority groups fleeing Afghanistan. I take an active role on the alliance’s advisory council of experts, and on its education working group, along with Robert Rehak, the Czech envoy representative. The working group aims to promote an understanding of FORB among young people,...

China: Genocide - Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: .... The noble Lord, Lord Purvis, asked specifically what the Government’s position is. Noble Lords will not be surprised to hear me say that our clear stated policy remains the policy of successive British Governments. We have heard various references made to the fact that it is not for Governments or, indeed, non-judicial bodies to make determinations in relation to genocide, but I was...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 292Q (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: ...opportunity for sections of the scrap metal industry to avoid taxation and launder money. Serious attention was paid to enforcement by the metal theft task force and Operation Tornado, led by the British Transport Police, and in the face of falling commodity prices, levels of offending fell and generally remained fairly low until about 2019. But then values of commodities increased...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (24 Nov 2021)

Crispin Blunt: ...be. In the forthcoming vote of the UN General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem—a resolution sponsored by the Palestinians and the Jordanians—we appear to be about to change the long-standing British position of supporting the status quo in Jerusalem. The United Kingdom is apparently going to abstain; according to reports made to me, it is also actively working to get other countries...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (24 Nov 2021)

Crispin Blunt: ...be. In the forthcoming vote of the UN General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem—a resolution sponsored by the Palestinians and the Jordanians—we appear to be about to change the long-standing British position of supporting the status quo in Jerusalem. The United Kingdom is apparently going to abstain; according to reports made to me, it is also actively working to get other countries...

Islamophobia Awareness Month — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (24 Nov 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...in looking at this issue, and this debate today is part of that. The recent high-profile cases of racism in cricket are just one example of why that really matters. I am a member of the APPG on British Muslims, like a number of other hon. Members here today. The APPG is a good example of cross-party work, which is really important: collective purpose is absolutely necessary when we are...

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (24 Nov 2021)

Seema Malhotra: ...the next steps will be to ensure that. Labour also called for action on rent debt and the wider business costs in the summer. The Minister will know that before then. I had met UKHospitality, the British Beauty Council, the Federation of Small Business, the Night Time Industries Association and many of those stakeholders to discuss the ongoing commercial impact of covid. Those stories,...

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (24 Nov 2021)

Seema Malhotra: ...the next steps will be to ensure that. Labour also called for action on rent debt and the wider business costs in the summer. The Minister will know that before then. I had met UKHospitality, the British Beauty Council, the Federation of Small Business, the Night Time Industries Association and many of those stakeholders to discuss the ongoing commercial impact of covid. Those stories,...

Great British Railways: Headquarters (24 Nov 2021)

Julian Sturdy: I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of York’s bid to host the headquarters of Great British Railways. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Efford. I thank the City of York Council for its time and effort in preparing York’s case and for providing me with the updated details in advance of the debate. Earlier this year, following the Williams-Shapps...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Political Parties: Finance (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: ...donors are those on the UK electoral register. If one can vote for a party, then one should be able to donate to it. Foreign donations are banned. Election law already allows for registered British expatriates to vote in UK Parliamentary elections, and also to make donations (up to 15 years from leaving the UK). The Election Bill makes no change to that principle, merely it removes the...

Scottish Parliament: Building Standards (Local Authorities) (24 Nov 2021)

Patrick Harvie: ...I hope that everybody, regardless of party politics, supports the kind of quick resolution with as little disruption as possible for which Joe FitzPatrick calls. I welcome the fact that Dundee City Council has apologised for the quality of the work and for not picking up on the change to the British safety standard and that it has approved the review that will take place. I appeal to all...

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 3 (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...s ex-servicemen. It is worth recalling that, from 1857 until 1997, more than 40,000 Hong Kong men lost their lives protecting our interests and the interests of the Crown. In the Great War, 100,000 British-Chinese soldiers served on the Western Front, and by the time of the Armistice the Chinese Labour Corps numbered nearly 96,000 men. In subsequent conflicts, they served alongside British...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill: Accelerated Passage (23 Nov 2021)

Conor Murphy: ...there was an attempt to gloss over my inability to appear at the Committee last Wednesday. For the record, the Executive meeting was called forward to Wednesday to facilitate people going to the British-Irish Council in Wales. It was then moved, at a late stage, to the afternoon, which knocked out my ability to attend the Committee, to which I had committed to going at a late stage. I had...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Council: Closures (23 Nov 2021)

Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to publish the business case for the closure of British Council offices.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Myanmar: Politics and Government (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the worsening situation in Myanmar. We continue to call publicly for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. In response to escalating violence in Chin and Sagaing, the UK convened the UN Security Council on 8 November. During that meeting we called on the military to exercise restraint and ensure the protection of civilians. On 15 October, the British Embassy in Yangon released a statement...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (International Development Support) (23 Nov 2021)

Jenny Gilruth: ...to implement genomic sequencing capacity work in Malawi, which will help to identify new variants of the virus and to improve disease resilience. The funding also provides further support to the British Council for our existing Pakistan women and girls scholarships scheme, providing laptops to ensure information technology resilience and enable online learning. There is also funding for a...


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