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Amnesty International Offices in Hong Kong (15 Nov 2021)

Vicky Ford: ...on behalf of the Government. I will make some background points and then address some of the specific questions that my hon. Friend raised. This continues to be the most concerning period in Hong Kong’s post-handover history. I acknowledge and share the deep concern of this House. The Chinese and Hong Kong authorities have taken a number of actions to stifle dissent and to suppress the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Hospitality Industry and Tourism (15 Nov 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...the existing UK labour market, which includes those who come to the UK through our Youth Mobility Schemes (which we are looking to expand), our new British National (Overseas) visa for those from Hong Kong, dependants of those arriving under the expanded skilled worker route, as well as over 6 million applications under the EU Settlement Scheme and those who arrive through our family and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Hong Kong (15 Nov 2021)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Hong Kongers have arrived in the UK via the British National (Overseas) visa scheme since its launch, by local authority.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (15 Nov 2021)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department will provide applicants to the National VCSE Grant Scheme with a decision.

Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 52 - Effect of British National (Overseas) visas (4 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The Hong Kong British national overseas route was launched on 31 January 2021, and the route has already been a success. As of 30 June, approximately 64,900 applications to the route have been made by BNO status holders and their family members who have chosen to make the UK their home. An impact assessment was published on 22 October 2020, setting out the projected impacts of the BNO...

Biometric Recognition Technologies in Schools - Question for Short Debate (4 Nov 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...recognition is typically directed surreptitiously towards groups of people to identify individuals indiscriminately. We understand that the latter sort of system has been used against protesters in Hong Kong, and it is possible that widespread deployment should be a matter of grave concern. Fortunately, that is not what we are talking about today. It is a matter for each school governing...

Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 5 - Former British-Hong Kong service personnel: right of abode (4 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: ..., Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East for tabling new clause 5, which provides the Committee with the opportunity to consider granting the right of abode in the United Kingdom to former British-Hong Kong service personnel, their spouses and dependants. The Government remain extremely grateful to former British-Hong Kong service personnel. Under the British nationality selection scheme, a...

Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 5 - Former British-Hong Kong service personnel: right of abode (4 Nov 2021)

New Clause 5 - Former British-Hong Kong service personnel: right of abode

Written Answers — Treasury: Assets and Bank Services: Hong Kong (4 Nov 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of (1) UK assets and bank accounts owned by officials of the government of Hong Kong, and (2) the UK property market’s exposure to the Evergrande liquidity crisis.

Written Answers — Treasury: Assets: China and Hong Kong (4 Nov 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of officials of the government of Hong Kong whose families hold UK citizenship; and what plans they have, if any, to audit the UK assets of officials of the governments of (1) Hong Kong, and (2) China.

Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: Clause 59 - Processing of visa applications from nationals of certain countries (2 Nov 2021)

...coming to the UK under one of the Home Office’s resettlement schemes, including the relocation scheme for Afghan nationals who have previously worked with the UK Government or applicants from Hong Kong for British national overseas visas. So, if the Government are determined to proceed with these new clauses, at the very least new clause 9 needs to be amended to include an exemption for...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (2 Nov 2021)

Ben Bradley: ...s services, demand is growing exponentially. The complexities and costs are becoming increasingly difficult. There are also significant additional needs for school places for children coming from Hong Kong, and significant care issues for asylum-seeking children. The children’s budget of every council in the land is overspent. I therefore welcome measures focused on early intervention. I...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: British National (Overseas) (2 Nov 2021)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to officials in Hong Kong on reports that Hongkongers who have successfully applied for a British National (Overseas) visa are unable to withdraw their pensions from Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Property: China and Hong Kong (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of property owned in London by (1) the government of China, and (2) officials in the government of Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: National Security (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent rulings by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal that the National Security Law can be used to investigate violations of British colonial-era laws, such as sedition.

Ways and Means - Financial Statement (27 Oct 2021)

Rishi Sunak: ...are subsidising billions of pounds of R&D that is not even happening here in the United Kingdom. That is unfair on British taxpayers and it puts us out of step with places like Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA, which have all focused their R&D tax reliefs on domestic activity. So from April 2023, we are going to do the same, and incentivise greater...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (27 Oct 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps has his Department taken to support into employment Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports who are struggling to find jobs.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judiciary: Hong Kong (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to institute a further review into the independence of the Hong Kong judiciary, and (2) to assess the viability of UK judges continuing to serve on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Economic and Security Ties with Allies (26 Oct 2021)

Elizabeth Truss: ...the hon. Lady about the terrible atrocities that are taking place in Xinjiang, and I raised that with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, on the phone last week, as well as our concerns over Hong Kong, which I have also raised publicly. It is important that we trade with China, but we need to ensure that it is reliable trade, that it avoids strategic dependency and that it does not...


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