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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Judges (13 Jan 2022)

Nusrat Ghani: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in the context of the conviction of Hang-tung Chow in Hong Kong and with reference to the Six-monthly report on Hong Kong 1 January to 30 June 2021, published on 14 December 2021, if she will revise her assessment that British judges can continue to play a positive role in supporting this judicial independence.

Refugees: Mass Displacement - Motion to Take Note (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Hayward: ...Future”. How ironic that one of the five items it identifies is human rights. It says: “Respect for human rights is a fundamental value of ours.” Tell that to the Uighurs and to the people in Hong Kong, who are losing their security on a daily, or hourly, basis. On the same page of the Coca-Cola corporation’s main website, it says: “Dedicated to using our voice and position to...

Covid-19 - Statement (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Bilimoria: ...between seven and eight days for beta and delta? There is far less use of ventilators and ICUs. Are the Government aware of the report of Professor Ravi Gupta of Cambridge, as well as a report from Hong Kong, showing that omicron is not as severe because it does not affect the lungs as much? If that is the case, can we try to reduce the isolation period as much as possible using testing?...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2022)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...discussions with her on it. Other safe and legal routes include the mandate resettlement scheme, the Afghan relocations and assistance policy and the immigration route for BNO status holders from Hong Kong. I move on to modern slavery. Many noble Lords, including my noble friend Lord McColl, the noble Lords, Lord Alton of Liverpool, Lord Rooker and Lord Morrow, the noble Baroness, Lady...

Historical Allegations of Sexual Abuse: Non-UK Armed Forces Personnel: Immigration Requirements (5 Jan 2022)

Kevin Foster: ...published in June 2020, and has committed to a medium-term review of the impact of the minimum income requirement on armed forces personnel and their families. In previous debates, the issue of Hong Kong Military Service Corps veterans has been raised. It is probably worth putting on the record again what I confirmed during the passage of the Nationality and Borders Bill. We have...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Protest (5 Jan 2022)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the convictions in Hong Kong of attendees of Tiananmen Square vigils.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: British National (Overseas) (23 Dec 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove any barriers to employment by the NHS of health care professionals arriving from Hong Kong under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: British National (Overseas) (22 Dec 2021)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from Hong Kong have (1) applied to relocate to the UK under the British Nationals (Overseas) (BNO) visa scheme since January, and (2) arrived in the UK under the BNO visa scheme since January; and what steps they have taken to help such people settle within local communities.

Scottish Parliament: Rented Housing Sector (21 Dec 2021)

Paul Sweeney: ...to the legacy of the right-to-buy scheme causing distortions in the market. At one point, Scotland had the highest level of social tenancies in the world. In Glasgow, it was second only to Hong Kong worldwide for social rented tenancies. We have seen a massive disruption and change in the marketplace over the past 40 years, which we must address. Things are out of control and we have heard...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (20 Dec 2021)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 54029 on Coronavirus Vaccination, when will individuals vaccinated in Hong Kong be (a) able to register for the NHS Covid Passport and (b) eligible for the covid-19 booster vaccine.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Work of the Home Office (16 Dec 2021)

Priti Patel: ...Talent Visa, making it simpler for more of the world’s most gifted minds to come to the country. We have also created an immigration route for British Nationals Overseas status holders in Hong Kong, reflecting our historic and moral commitment to the people of Hong Kong who have had their rights and freedoms restricted. As of 30 September, since the route launched on 31 January...

International Day of Democracy - Question (15 Dec 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, in advance of this weekend’s sham elections in Hong Kong, will the Minister call for the release of Hong Kong’s legitimate and democratically elected representatives, who are incarcerated in prison? Following what the Foreign Secretary calls China’s “ongoing breach” of the British-Sino declaration, when do the Government intend to raise an objection under the Vienna...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (15 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...(ARAP) for those who heroically supported our armed forces in Afghanistan and the British National (Overseas) visa route for those affected by draconian laws restricting rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. The Government’s New Plan for Immigration will see us continue to provide safe and legal routes for those in fear of persecution and oppression in their home country.

Armed Forces Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Craig of Radley: ...and the need for a longer period before making a report. This change of view is most welcome. It has effectively been demonstrated since Report by the decision of the MoD to refer the case of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps to the Home Office, from one central department to another, dealing with a veterans issue that could not be gripped at devolved or local authority level. However,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Poverty (14 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...care needs, including issues relating to human rights or the wellbeing of children. Migrants with leave under the family and human rights routes, and those who have been granted leave on the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route as a British National (Overseas) status holder or a family member of a British National (Overseas) status holder can apply, for free, to have their...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: British National (Overseas) (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the British National (Overseas) (BNO) visa scheme to people from Hong Kong who (1) are aged between 18 and 25, and (2) have a parent with BN(O) status.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong Six-monthly Report (14 Dec 2021)

Elizabeth Truss: The latest Six-monthly Report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today, and is attached. It covers the period from 1 January to 30 June 2021. The report has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. A copy is also available on the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website...

Freedom of Speech - Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2021)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ...-chair, with Canada, of the Media Freedom Coalition, which is taking action to defend media freedom, including through statements on the deteriorating situation for organisations in Egypt, Belarus, Hong Kong and Russia. Ensuring that the global news industry not only survives but thrives is an essential part of our development work. The UK has provided more than £400 million of official...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: English Channel (10 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...at risk through the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy, UK Resettlement Scheme, Community Sponsorship and Mandate Resettlement Schemes in addition to more than 25,000 people since 2015. The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route has also provided a route to British Citizenship for over 76,000 people since it opened on 31 January. When the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme...

Backbench Business - Financial Services: UK EconomyBackbench Business (9 Dec 2021)

Stephen Hammond: ...to be conducted in a manner that is to London’s benefit but that we equally need to recognise of course that the threat is also now once again from New York, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. In the global alliances that we strike in financial services it is perfectly possible to recognise that, with some economic diplomacy put into deepening regulatory engagement, we could find...


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