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Scottish Parliament: Refugees (8 Sep 2016)

Rachael Hamilton: It is with pleasure that we take this opportunity in Parliament to welcome the 1,000 migrants, so that we can make our new friends feel at home, from the Highlands in the north of Scotland to the south of Scotland and everywhere in between. East Lothian Council has committed to welcoming seven Syrian refugee families over the next five years. We must acknowledge the incredible efforts of...

G20 Summit - Statement (7 Sep 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...asked to vote on whether we should stay in the EU or leave. The majority decided to leave. Our task now is to deliver the will of the British people and negotiate the best possible deal for our country. I know many people are keen to see rapid progress and to understand what post-Brexit Britain will look like. We are getting on with that vital work. But we must also think through the...

G20 Summit (7 Sep 2016)

Theresa May: ...asked to vote on whether we should stay in the EU or leave. The majority decided to leave. Our task now is to deliver the will of the British people and negotiate the best possible deal for our country. I know many people are keen to see rapid progress and to understand what post-Brexit Britain will look like. We are getting on with that vital work, but we must also think through the...

Palestine: Children - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Mobarik: My Lords, I start by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Warner, on securing this important debate and thanking him and all noble Lords for their valuable contributions. I also thank my noble friend Lord Polak and the noble Lord, Lord Collins, for their kind words of welcome. The Occupied Palestinian Territories are suffering from a protracted crisis in which the rights of men, women, boys...

Backbench Business: Persecution of Religious Minorities: Middle East — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (19 Jul 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...are doing. Not only is there the extensive five-week training programme for new caseworkers, which addresses all aspects of asylum decision making, including religious-based claims and religious conversion, but we also need to look at some types of interpreters who may be antagonistic to the religion of the person, where that person has converted, and ensure that if the interpreter is not...

Iraq Inquiry - Motion to Take Note (12 Jul 2016)

Lord Dobbs: My Lords, it is humbling to take part in such a valuable and thoughtful debate with so many excellent contributions. I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to Sir John Chilcot. This report was never going to be easy or lacking in controversy. We might argue about the remit that he was given but not about the dedication that he has shown. We are told that the Government of the day acted in good...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Middle East: Refugees (11 Jul 2016)

Desmond Swayne: The UK is at the forefront of international efforts to support over 4.8 million Syrian refugees to remain in host countries in the region until it is safe to return to Syria, and to support host countries to accommodate them. As part of this, we are working in partnership with host countries to help them to expand job and education opportunities for refugees in a way that will enable them...

Refugees and Migrants: International Summits - Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, for enabling the House to have this debate and me to make some of the points that I will make in this speech. Let me first set the context. As other noble Lords have mentioned, more than 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide, a third of whom are refugees. Alongside them, many are embarking on risky journeys for economic...

Report of the Iraq Inquiry - Statement (6 Jul 2016)

Earl Howe: ...repeat a Statement made earlier today by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in another place on the Iraq inquiry. The Statement is as follows. “Mr Speaker, this morning Sir John Chilcot has published the report of the independent Iraq inquiry. This is a difficult day for all the families of those who have lost loved ones. They have waited for this report for too long and our...

Report of the Iraq Inquiry (6 Jul 2016)

David Cameron: This morning, Sir John Chilcot has published the report of the independent Iraq inquiry. This is a difficult day for all the families of those who lost loved ones. They have waited for this report for too long, and our first thoughts today must be with them. In their grief and anger, I hope they can draw at least some solace from the depth and rigour of this report and, above all, some...

EU Action Plan Against Migrant Smuggling (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Keen of Elie: My Lords, I would like to thank the European Union Committee for producing its report on the EU action plan against migrant smuggling and its report on Operation Sophia, and to thank all those who have spoken in this debate. I would like to touch on some of those contributions for a moment. The noble Baroness, Lady Pashar, alluded to various proposals in the committee’s report. In order to...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Helen Goodman: ...leave. The EU was built on the ashes of world war two once people realised that security and prosperity were linked. Today, again, the world is an uncertain place. Russia has forcibly taken Crimea. Syria is in the throes of a devastating civil war. What is the best approach? Should we pull up the drawbridge or co-operate with our neighbours? The Labour and trade union was built on the...

EU Foreign and Security Strategy (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2016)

Lord Judd: ...it again and said to myself, “That is a very good report—a particularly great report and of great significance”. The House owes a very real tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Tugendhat, and his colleagues. It has been delightful to sit and listen to this intelligent debate about the realities of the world when we are surrounded by this introspective, vicious, unimaginative, vindictive...

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (6 Jun 2016)

Baroness Andrews: My Lords, six months ago I was privileged to lead a debate in the House in which many noble Lords spoke passionately and powerfully about the need to ratify the Hague convention and its protocols. I argued that, given the wanton violence to world heritage, not a day should be lost before we did so. That day has come, and not a moment too soon—but there is no reason to be churlish. We are...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council: 23–24 May 2016 (26 May 2016)

David Lidington: My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council on 23 May and I attended the General Affairs Council on 24 May. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the General Affairs Council was chaired by the Dutch...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: My Lords it gives me great pleasure to open this debate on Her Majesty’s gracious Speech, in which we will consider the Government’s priorities for foreign affairs, European affairs, international development and defence. Those priorities are: to protect our people; safeguard international order; and invest in development. I would like to record my appreciation for the expertise noble...

Queen's Speech (18 May 2016)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will use the opportunity of a strengthening economy to deliver security for working people, to increase life chances for the most disadvantaged and to strengthen national defences. My Ministers will continue to bring the public finances under control so that Britain lives within its means, and to move to a higher wage and lower...

Anglo-Russian Relations (4 May 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: This has been a well-informed and useful debate. I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) on bringing it to the Floor of the House. My hon. Friend began with a personal statement and a reflection on his own journey and his understanding of the importance of such bilateral relations. I pay tribute to him for adding value to the House by...

The Gulf — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (4 May 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: My hon. Friend makes a valid point. Change is happening, but of course we want to increase that change, so we are doing our best to advance it and expedite it. On the Shura council in Saudi Arabia, there were no women before; now there are women on it. In municipal elections, the most recent of which have just taken place, previously there were no women involved; now there are women being...

UK Foreign Policy on Libya — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (3 May 2016)

Stuart Donaldson: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of UK foreign policy on Libya. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I start this debate by paying special tribute to Martin Kobler, special representative and head of the UN support mission in Libya, and to the British ambassador to Libya, who have both put an incredible amount of effort into bringing together...


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