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Business of the House (25 Nov 2021)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...mining of rare-earth materials that are used here in our solar array supply chains, and the Chinese Government’s terrible record on the Uyghur genocide, Tibetan slave labour, and the threats to Hong Kong and Taiwan, will the Leader of the House provide time for a debate on whether this Government—any Government—should boycott the winter Olympics, which should never have been awarded...

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 26 (23 Nov 2021)

Baroness Goldie: ...stages. I can tell the noble Lord, Lord Alton, that I have no magic wand that I can wave, and that this is another department’s responsibility. I can also confirm that the specific issues around Hong Kong are also under consideration.

Armed Forces Bill - Report: Amendment 3 (23 Nov 2021)

Baroness Goldie: ...6 and 7, and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, for supporting them. I was aware during the debate that some contributors made fairly wide-ranging speeches, not least focusing on citizens of Hong Kong and former Hong Kong military service personnel. These are important issues, but I would rather deal with them under Amendment 26, which seems more relevant to that particular area of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Passports: Hong Kong (23 Nov 2021)

Sarah Olney: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the Hong Kong Government's announcement that it no longer recognises the British National (Overseas) passport as a valid travel document or proof of identify on holders of that passport being able to access their mandatory provident funds early.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 280 (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...no more than putting “ski” on the back of every English word, he was locked up for contempt of court. I trust that has never happened to the right reverend Prelate with his interpretations. In Hong Kong, where I had considerable experience, the court interpreters were highly expert. They had to deal with a variety of languages from Putonghua, Cantonese to Mandarin, and a variety of...

Channel Crossings in Small Boats (22 Nov 2021)

Priti Patel: ...and why we are creating safe and legal routes. My right hon. Friend will be familiar with much of our work that has taken place thus far with, for example, British nationals overseas—people from Hong Kong—and the work that is taking place on Afghanistan. The removal of people with no legal right to be in the United Kingdom and all rights exhausted is at the heart of the new plan for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Rented Housing (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Hylton: ...to provide rented housing for (1) Afghan refugees coming to the UK under the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), (2) other newly accepted refugees, and (3) British Overseas Nationals from Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: China (18 Nov 2021)

Neil Coyle: ...the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of China's Foreign Anti-Sanctions Law to Hong Kong on (a) HSBC and (b) other UK-based banks.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: British National (Overseas) (18 Nov 2021)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with HSBC on allowing British National Overseas passport holders to withdraw their Mandatory Provident Fund pensions early.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: HSBC (18 Nov 2021)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential for HSBC to split its operations outside of China and Hong Kong in response to China's National Security Law.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: HSBC (18 Nov 2021)

Amanda Milling: The Government engages in regular dialogue with businesses active in Hong Kong and as a matter of course monitors the operation of the financial sector and its participants. Financial institutions operating in Hong Kong do so within a strict legal and regulatory framework. We are concerned that a number of recent decisions by the authorities in Hong Kong are further evidence of a determined...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (17 Nov 2021)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which Minister in his Department is responsible for the Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) welcome programme.

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...


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