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LGBT History Month (2 Feb 2023)

Chris Bryant: ...a pretty bad record for British exports—in large measure because we exported our strict laws around our empire. Homosexual acts still carry the death penalty in Iran, Brunei, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar—several of us have been to Qatar and told them this; I think it came as a bit of a shock to those running the World cup when it turned out that more than half the British delegation was...

Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Feb 2023)

Kirsty Blackman: ...reaches 100 days in office this week, having pledged a Government marked by integrity, what are his thoughts on the UK being one of only five countries, along with Oman, Azerbaijan, Myanmar and Qatar, to have seen a decrease in Transparency International’s corruption index score since last year?

Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 12 - Covered procurement: objectives (31 Jan 2023)

Kirsty Blackman: ...perceptions index to 73, going from 11th in the world to 18th in the world. That is the lowest score since the index was revamped. The only other countries whose index levels have dropped are Qatar, Myanmar, Azerbaijan and Oman—which is not really the list of countries that the UK wants to be associated with. The UK Government have made statements in relation to transparency and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Qatar: Human Rights (30 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of human rights in Qatar following the sentencing to life imprisonment of Qatari lawyers Hazza and Rashed bin Ali Abu Shurayda al-Marri on 10 May 2022; what representations have they made to the government of Qatar about this issue; and what steps they plan to take, if any, to curtail UK–Qatar co-operation in response.

Armed Forces: Resilience - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2023)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...of 22 evidence sessions between April and November last year, 39 witnesses including the Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, and visits to HM naval base Clyde and to the UK military in Bahrain and Qatar. That report, UK Defence Policy: From Aspiration to Reality?, referred to by my noble and gallant friend Lord Stirrup in his terrific speech earlier, and its criticism that neither the 2021...

Afghanistan: Women - Question (26 Jan 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: ...rules to allow this to happen. Does he agree that it is essential that some long-term solution for this is found? Could he indicate what work is going on in relation to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar—all countries that have, in the past, had good relationships with the Taliban? Would he use all his much-respected powers of persuasion in relation to these countries to get a long-term...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 (23 Jan 2023)

Lord Lennie: ...between the UK and India, and negotiations started on 17 January 2022. We do not have a free trade agreement with any of the six states in the Gulf Cooperation Council—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE; negotiations started in 2022. Negotiations were launched with Israel on 20 January 2022, to update the existing UK-Israel agreement which largely replicates the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar: Military Bases (23 Jan 2023)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK troops have been stationed in Qatar in each year since 2021.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar: Military Bases (23 Jan 2023)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK military capabilities have been stationed in Qatar in each year since 2021.

Scottish Parliament: Carbon Neutral Islands Project (19 Jan 2023)

Liam Kerr: ...as the LNG storage tanks at Ardrossan and Uig will not be ready until at least 2025, even when they run on LNG, the two ships will require between four and six road tanker loads to be imported from Qatar and sent up the road from Kent. The final point that I wish to make is also about delivery. It is all well and good to demand, as the report does on page 10, that what must be produced at...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: European Parliament Members: Lobbying (16 Jan 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: ...Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his European Union counterparts on the subject of alleged lobbying activity in relation to Qatar; and if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the potential impact of recent alleged lobbying activities on diplomatic relations between Europe and the Middle East.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (13 Jan 2023)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Qatar on Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.

Iran (12 Jan 2023)

Rupa Huq: ...the Iranian regime. When the current team chose not to sing the national anthem in support of the ongoing protests—all 11 of them were in silence as the music played in that flashy stadium in Qatar—it was a massive statement, taking huge courage. It was truly sickening to see just this week the 26-year-old Iranian footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani sentenced to 16 years in prison for taking...

Sport in Schools and Communities (10 Jan 2023)

Nick Gibb: ...for Feltham and Heston (Seema Malhotra). May I start by paying tribute to the sports Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew) for the important stand that he took in Qatar during the World cup? My hon. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Paul Holmes) made that point, too. I have to say that when I saw my right hon. Friend there, I found it extremely moving. I pay...

Written Answers — Home Office: Qatar Embassy: Lobbying (10 Jan 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she is taking steps to monitor lobbying activities of the Qatar Embassy in London; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Football: Qatar (22 Dec 2022)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent by the GREAT campaign on advertising and other promotional activity at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar between 1 November and 20 December 2022.

National Security Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 38 (21 Dec 2022)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...to engage with me and seek to persuade me of the view on the abolition of apostasy legislation in the Gulf, for example. The death penalty applies in Malaysia, a Commonwealth country, and in Qatar and the UAE, for example, for apostasy. Lobby groups who are campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty or the decriminalisation of apostasy, which has taken place in other Muslim...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Qatar: Foreign Relations (20 Dec 2022)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with his Qatari counterpart on (a) the deaths of migrant workers building the World Cup stadia, (b) LGBTQ+ freedoms in Qatar and (c) freedom of religion and belief in Qatar for people of all faiths; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Qatar: LGBT+ People (20 Dec 2022)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to promote LGBTQ+ rights during the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar: Armed Forces (20 Dec 2022)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel Qatar has stationed in the UK.


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