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Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: establish such a link to the British Indian Ocean Territory. This must be in line with either the UK’s or an overseas territory’s Immigration Rules. This has also been the case with Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas, who do not have a right of abode in British territory and must complete a period of residence in the UK before acquiring the permanent residence status that is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judges: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (28 Feb 2022)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sum the UK Supreme Court received in fees from the Hong Kong authorities for the service of UK judges sitting on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note (25 Feb 2022)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: week, to broaden the scope to allow us to act quicker and more broadly on the issue of sanctions as a whole. The noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, also asked about what is happening currently in Hong Kong and Singapore. I know my right honourable friend the Trade Secretary is currently visiting that region. The points she made about how quickly centres can move is not lost on me, as I...

Relationship with Russia and China (24 Feb 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...We cannot let China undermine freedom and democracy. We will hold it to account for human rights violations, whether they are in Xinjiang or in Tibet, and for the erosions of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. The Government are clear that in areas of shared interest, the UK will preserve space for co-operation and continue to engage with China and Russia, which, like us, have permanent...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Hong Kong British National (Overseas) immigration route (24 Feb 2022)

Kevin Foster: ...launched a bespoke immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status holders and their family members. The route reflects the UK’s historic and moral commitment to those people of Hong Kong who chose to retain their ties to the UK by taking up BN(O) status before Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997, and followed China’s passing of the National Security Law which...

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords]: New Clause 7 - Parliamentary procedure for judicial schemes: transitory provision (22 Feb 2022)

John Martin McDonnell: ...on that, and also on the moral ground that a number of trade union friends I have worked with over the years are currently in prison as a result of the operation undertaken by the Chinese state in Hong Kong. Yes, I have argued against investments going into Colombia because of the murder of trade unionists, and I have also argued against investments going into Israel because I do...

Hong Kong: Political Prisoners - Question (22 Feb 2022)

Hong Kong: Political Prisoners - Question

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Hong Kong (21 Feb 2022)

Peter Dowd: ...the Exchequer, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of (a) NatWest and (b) other UK based banks that recently cast votes in the patriots only legislative council elections in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Security: Hong Kong (16 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...'s Government what discussions they have had with Lord Sumption following his comments reported in The Times on 2 February that he would be willing to preside over a National Security Law case in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Home Office: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (15 Feb 2022)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of migration to the UK under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme for people from Hong Kong.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 180 (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...EU citizens granted status under the beta phases of the EU settlement scheme and expanding to all EEA and Swiss EUSS applicants when the scheme first opened back in March last year, followed by the Hong Kong BNO route, the graduate route and, most recently, the student and skilled worker extension routes. We plan to continue to roll out e-visas incrementally. The Home Office’s ambition...

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: 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...

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