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Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 179 (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...these people the freedom and ability to express themselves, and the opportunity to come and live freely, which is given to their parents and grandparents, and some of those who are in government in Hong Kong—so it is very important. Some months ago, the young people of Hong Kong were very vocal in writing, again and again, “Please support us because we don’t have the right to come...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 178 (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...noble Lord, Lord Coaker, and the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig of Radley, for their amendments. Before I start, the noble Lord, Lord Alton, alluded to the fact that I have some experience in Hong Kong. I must declare an interest: I have marched to that pipe band. In fact, my noble friend Lord Patten was briefly my boss, which he probably did not know and probably horrifies him. I have...

UK-Taiwan Friendship and Co-operation (10 Feb 2022)

Catherine West: ...and the exchange that we can now have on the legal practices in the UK and in Taiwan. We also think about the sadness that we all share that, unfortunately, things could be going in reverse in Hong Kong, which is usually such a beacon of legal practice. There are, however, clear and present challenges facing the people of Taiwan. The Chinese Government have made no attempt to disguise...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Judges (9 Feb 2022)

Catherine West: ...for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of effect of the use of British and Commonwealth judges in cases relating to the National Security Law in Hong Kong on the independence of the judiciary.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judges: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (8 Feb 2022)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases UK judges served on for the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021; and what proportion of those cases related to (i) criminal, (ii) civil and (iii) commercial offences.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hong Kong: Immigration (7 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend paragraphs (1) HK 26.2, (2) HK 26.3, (3) HK 31.1, and (4) HK 31.2, of the Appendix to the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Immigration Rules, to allow Hong Kong citizens born on or after 1997 with British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) parents to register for the UK BN(O) Visa Scheme independently of their parents.

Written Answers — Treasury: China: Hong Kong (4 Feb 2022)

Tim Loughton: ...Exchequer's announcement on 29 January on resuming the Economic and Financial Dialogue between the UK and China, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of human rights abuses by China in Hong Kong since the National Security Law came into effect in that territory.

Surveillance Camera Code of Practice - Motion to Regret (2 Feb 2022)

Lord Anderson of Ipswich: ...now find ourselves, can now more be stopped than, two centuries ago, could the steam engine, but, as has been said, the abuses of overt surveillance are already obvious in the streets of China and Hong Kong. To show the world that we are better, we must construct for those who wish to use these powers, as our forebears did in the Industrial Revolution, a democratic licence to operate. We...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 (1 Feb 2022)

Lord Etherton: ...of authority—and describe their situation seems unrealistic in many of these cases. Yes, it is true that we welcome large numbers of people under resettlement schemes—Afghanistan and Hong Kong are examples of those—but when we are talking about these other refugees, whom I would describe as the genuine refugees seeking one by one to escape from persecution, it seems to me that...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 36 (1 Feb 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...on intelligence sharing with the aim of protecting vulnerable people. If I may be permitted a personal anecdote, I have some experience in operational sensitivities. When I served in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, I spent much of my time on the border and was heavily involved in matters of migration. Some of it was profoundly harrowing, particularly the Vietnamese boat people, who were...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: Judges (31 Jan 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what sum the UK Supreme Court received from the government of Hong Kong in fees for UK judges sitting on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, and (4) 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Hong Kong (28 Jan 2022)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made representations to universities in the UK that have (a) awarded honorary doctorates and (b) otherwise honoured members of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government in the context of its role in the Government-acknowledged ongoing breach of the Sino-British Declaration in Hong Kong.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...This group mostly comprises children and those with subsidiary categories of British nationality, such as British Overseas Territories Citizens and British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong who now have a route to citizenship through the bespoke British National (Overseas) visa. Nationality law should be amended to allow children born in the UK to be British citizens...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees (27 Jan 2022)

Kevin Foster: ...British National (Overseas) status holders and their family members, which reflects the UK’s historic and moral commitment to people affected by the restrictions on their rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. As of 30 September 2021, there have been approximately 88,800 applications, with 76,176 successful grants since the route launched on 31 January.= Our New Plan for Immigration...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (26 Jan 2022)

Ruth Edwards: ...were sold. What are the risks? There is a huge impact on our constituents’ privacy. Your TV really could be watching you. Two years ago, footage stolen by hackers from home security cameras in Hong Kong was sold to pornographic websites—a huge invasion of people’s intimate private moments. There are numerous reports of baby monitors being hacked by paedophiles. There is also the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Administration of Justice (25 Jan 2022)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of state interference in Hong Kong's judicial system.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Administration of Justice (25 Jan 2022)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of potential state interference in the Hong Kong judicial system.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (25 Jan 2022)

Andrew Rosindell: The Chinese Communist party is expanding its grip over the people of Hong Kong, destroying the freedoms and liberties defended by the British Crown for 100 years. Will the Foreign Secretary join me in condemning China for its flagrant misuse of power and its undermining of the rule of law?

Written Answers — Home Office: British National (Overseas): Visas (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...cost of citizenship registration fees for children; what steps they plan to take to address this; and what plans they have to extend the British National (Overseas) (BNO) visa scheme to those from Hong Kong aged 18–25 as long as one parent has BNO status.

Lawfare and UK Court System (20 Jan 2022)

James Cartlidge: ...at home and abroad. It has also issued 20 statements on the deteriorating situations for media freedom concerns in various countries, including Yemen, the Philippines, Belarus, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar and Russia. The Government recognise that global media freedom increases security and prosperity for all, which is why that was a cornerstone of our G7 presidency. Misinformation can...


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