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Magnitsky Sanctions: Human Rights Abuses (8 Dec 2021)

Stephen Doughty: ...locations from Cameroon to Zimbabwe when it comes to individuals responsible for heinous acts, as well as Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. We have rightly heard a huge amount of attention on China and Hong Kong; there have only been three designations against officials in the Chinese regime, despite horrific abuses against the Uyghur population. I agree with colleagues who raised the situation...

Armed Forces Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (8 Dec 2021)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...of State for Defence to report annually to the other place if what we need is the Home Secretary to bear in mind the needs of veterans and service personnel, particularly those who served in Hong Kong, or maybe the Gurkhas. There is a need for the Bill to apply to central government as well as to local government and other authorities. I urge the House to support Motion B1 as well as Motion A1.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Detainees (8 Dec 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: ...of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of people that (a) hold a British passport and (b) are being detained in Hong Kong under the National Security Law.

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 20 - References to justices of the peace in relation to Northern Ireland (7 Dec 2021)

Tom Pursglove: ...summer for Gurkhas from Nepal, who have a long and distinguished history of service to the UK, both here and overseas. We also remain extremely grateful for the contribution made by former British Hong Kong service personnel. That is why the Ministry of Defence, together with the Home Office, ran a public consultation between 26 May and 7 July 2021 regarding a policy proposal to waive...

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 2 - Acquisition by registration: Descendants of those born on British Indian Ocean Territory (7 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...allow those people to settle here in the UK. My hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell) spoke powerfully to new clause 4. The Government remain extremely grateful to former British Hong Kong service personnel. He will be aware that under the British nationality selection scheme a limited number of personnel who were settled in Hong Kong could apply to register as British...

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 8 - Children registering as British citizens: fees (7 Dec 2021)

...(1) must include— (a) provision to ensure that the fees charged for applications for registration as a British citizen under the British Nationality Act 1981 or the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made, do not exceed the cost to the Home Office of processing the application;...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Qualifications: Hong Kong (7 Dec 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) system and (b) support his Department has in place to recognise Hong Kong based qualifications.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Armed Forces (7 Dec 2021)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to take steps in response to the Hong Kong Watch report's finding that more than 100 former members of the Afghan security forces have been summarily executed or disappeared by the Taliban since it took power in Kabul in August 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Skills Fund (3 Dec 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Hong Kong British National (Overseas) passport holders arriving in the UK have immediate access to Government-funded adult vocational training.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Electoral Register: British National (Overseas) (2 Dec 2021)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether BN(O) citizens who have arrived from Hong Kong are required to become British citizens before they can register to vote in a UK general election.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Visas (1 Dec 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...UK Resettlement Scheme, the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme, and the Nationality and Borders Bill will establish in law safe and legal routes. 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.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Finance (1 Dec 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...safeguards in place to ensure people subject to the NRPF condition can receive support. People 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...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics: Diplomatic Relations (30 Nov 2021)

Christine Jardine: Following the litany of abuses against the Uyghur Muslims and in Hong Kong, and, most recently, the international concern about the treatment of tennis star Peng Shuai, both the US President and the Prime Minister have admitted that they are considering a diplomatic boycott of the winter Olympics. Does the Minister agree that that has now taken on renewed urgency, and will she urge the Prime...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (29 Nov 2021)

Baroness Thornton: ...three. We support the Government’s strategy of tougher travel restrictions and mandatory face masks, as far as it goes. It seems that there is already real-world evidence from South Africa and Hong Kong that omicron is highly infectious, which begs the first question: why are the Government limiting the mandating of mask wearing to travel and to shops, and not extending it to indoor...

Armed Forces Bill - Third Reading: Motion (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Craig of Radley: ...late government amendments, have done a magnificent job; Jayne Scheier and all of them ought to be thanked very much for that effort. I hope that the Minister will not forget that I mentioned the Hong Kong veterans and have yet to have a decent reply about that. The issue has been outstanding for 35 years, so it is about time it was dealt with. I hope, too, that the amendments we have sent...

Covid-19 Update (26 Nov 2021)

Sajid Javid: ...taking, although I must stress that this is a fast-moving situation and there remains a high degree of uncertainty. The sequence of this variant, currently called B.1.1.529, was first uploaded by Hong Kong from a case of someone travelling from South Africa. The UK was the first country to identify the potential threat of this new variant and to alert international partners. Further cases...

Migrants - Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2021)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: not, as some assume, proof of widespread anti-immigrant sentiment. Let us note that 99.9% of the British public have a track record of humane generosity in, for example, welcoming any number of Hong Kong citizens fleeing authoritarianism. There are many examples, as the noble Baroness, Lady Hoey, explained. I remember when some at the Home Office crassly interpreted the Brexit vote...

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...say, “The public are behind us—let’s do something about it”. She also talked to us, as did my noble friend Lady O’Loan, about the wider consequences. The fearful harbinger of Hong Kong, as my noble friend reminded us, is held out in the context of Taiwan. The Minister was right to talk about the dangers that lurk in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, and how we have to...

English Channel Small Boats Incident (25 Nov 2021)

Julie Marson: We have seen, with Afghanistan and Hong Kong, that the British people consistently react with incredible generosity of spirit towards people who are fleeing persecution, oppression and conflict. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the safe and legal routes to which she has referred consistently and which are central and integral to the Nationality and Borders Bill are vital and that they...

Army Restructuring: Future Soldier (25 Nov 2021)

Ben Wallace: ...Army that I think was hollowed out. The equipment did not quite work and the greatest adventure anyone had was probably going to Northern Ireland every two years—that was about as far as it went. Hong Kong had closed and there was a lack of sense of purpose and a lack of a clearly identified adversary that we were setting ourselves against. That is really important. This Army will be...

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