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BBC World Service - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...free world retreats, step up Putin’s RT and the CCP’s China media—trusted sources of news? You must be joking, but it is not funny. Has no one noticed that, in the face of genocide against Uighur Muslims, exiled Tibetans, threatened Taiwanese, beleaguered Hong Kongers, and brave dissenting voices throughout China, retaining a strong BBC presence is crucially important? Welcome though...

Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 91 (30 Nov 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...speech on Monday was over, we have allowed our surveillance and technology supply chain to be dominated by Chinese surveillance companies with credible links to the genocide taking place in the Uighur region. I am not using that word in a rhetorical way. It was a word used by the former Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Liz Truss; it was her word that “genocide” was under way in...

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Box that the current Minister has given today. We have heard these arguments as recently as this week, in a Procurement Bill Grand Committee debate about forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong and Uighurs in Xinjiang. In the Moses Room, the Minister said that this is a matter for the courts and not something on which the Government can decide. Yet little changes, even when the courts do...

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., but the noble Lord has just referred to the United Nations Security Council debate on Michelle Bachelet’s report, which found evidence of crimes against humanity, if not genocide, against the Uighur community in Xinjiang. China has mobilised other countries, including those that ought to have an affinity with Muslim Uighurs, to vote with it not to even debate that report; does that not...

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., which is what the Bill seeks to do. The account that I gave the Minister, authored by myself and Dr Ochab, also examines what our failures to make determinations of genocide have meant for the Uighurs in China, the Yazidis in Iraq, the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Tigrayans in Ethiopia, Christians in Nigeria and North Korea, the Hazara in Afghanistan and the suffering people of Ukraine. On...

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Oct 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...amendment” that was carried by a majority of 153 and 171 in this House. Earlier this year, on the anniversary of being sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party for my actions in relation to the Uighurs and Hong Kong, I was invited, with the other six sanctioned parliamentarians, to a meeting at 10 Downing Street. The then Prime Minister and the then Foreign Secretary told us that they...

China - Question for Short Debate (14 Jul 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...officials were reported to be scrambling to ensure the restart of the UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue, despite Parliament and the Foreign Secretary stating that China’s treatment of the Uighurs is “genocide”. Take public procurement. In a variety of sectors, we are far too dependent on Chinese companies, from NHS PPE to surveillance technology cameras in numerous government...

Procurement Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...in the register, I think the House will not be surprised to learn that, as the Bill proceeds, I would like to return to the purchase of products made by slave labour in terrible conditions by Uighurs in the genocidal state of Xinjiang, which I have pursued as an issue with others, including the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, and the noble Lord, Lord Fox, during the passage of recent...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (18 May 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...to this and particularly about the place of trade with a country which crushes dissent and which stands accused by our own Foreign Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, of committing genocide against the Uighur people of Xinjiang. In doing so, I refer to my non-financial interests declared in the register. Do the Government Front Bench think it is licit to promote trade with a country accused of...

Amnesty International Report 2021/22 - Question (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: But my Lords, we are talking about Article 18 violations for 1 million Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and Article 19 violations in Hong Kong—the denial of media and press freedoms. What can the noble Lord say to us about the position we take in the United Nations Human Rights Council, of which China is also a member? When do we hold it to account on these violations? Which of the 30 articles in...

Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...by Hikvision —an issue which the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, and I raised on the Floor of the House a few weeks ago. That same company makes the cameras being used in Xinjiang to monitor the Uighurs, as referred to by the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, and has been banned in the United States. It is extraordinary that a Five Eyes ally would take the decision to ban a company and we...

Public Procurement: British Standard 95009 - Question (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...confirm that she will support the amendment to the Health and Care Bill to be moved later today by her noble friend Lord Blencathra on the subject of procurement of items manufactured in the Uighur-dominated state of Xinjiang?

Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C) (4 Apr 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., Tim Loughton. He and I are two of the seven parliamentarians who have been sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party for raising what the Foreign Secretary has described as the genocide of the Uighurs. During a very helpful and encouraging meeting which sanctioned parliamentarians recently had with the Prime Minister and Elizabeth Truss, the Foreign Secretary, we were told that the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 108 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...grateful to him, not only for the meeting that we had yesterday with the noble Lord, Lord Kamall, but for his promise to look at this further. Among those to whom I would like to introduce him is a Uighur surgeon I have met, who has given evidence here in the House about being forced to remove organs and to kill the patient in the course of that. This is the ethical issue here. If people...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 108 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...entering our supply chains, it meets the clear and urgent need to address health procurement. Recall that Dominic Raab rightly described the industrialisation of more than 1 million incarcerated Uighurs in Xinjiang. The amendment requires the Government to address our heavy dependence upon regions which, in whole or part, produce slave-made PPE and which too often goes unaddressed. This...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 47 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...for us to receive them between now and Report”.—[Official Report, 8/2/22; col. 1484.] I hope we will be given those figures today. In January, I asked for a bespoke humanitarian visa scheme for Uighurs and was told: “While we sympathise with the many people facing difficult situations around the world, we have no plans to introduce a bespoke humanitarian visa scheme for Uyghurs.”...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 265 (4 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...eradicate Falun Gong. It is believed by many experts that, while young Falun Gong organs gradually became less available over the years, the CCP—the Chinese Communist Party—began to also target Uighurs, as we have heard this afternoon, for forced organ harvesting, with the same torture methods, blood tests and organ scans happening in the Uighur camps as those in the Falun Gong camps....

Surveillance Camera Code of Practice - Motion to Regret (2 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Shimbun, and in the Financial Times on 10 June, about Chinese technology in Belgrade, and on the Asia News Monitor in November 2021 in a report from Thailand about mass surveillance against Uighurs in Xinjiang, as well as a report in the Telegraph of 1 December, in which the head of MI6, Richard Moore, said that “technologies of control … are increasingly being exported to other...

International Relations and Defence Committee - Motion to Approve (2 Feb 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...be clear to your Lordships’ House that this, of course, goes no way to deal with the specific issue of genocide in Xinjiang, regularly raised by Members of this House, which is the blight of the Uighur people in that province, and that it will not be possible for the committee that is being approved to examine that situation, because there is no free trade deal with the People’s...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 213A (31 Jan 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the illusion of a procedure to examine and deal with this most odious and reprehensible of crimes. The fact that we cannot, under that procedure, even look at what is happening in Xinjiang with the Uighurs shows how inadequate it really is. Can anyone doubt the seriousness of this issue, not least in the light of the pronouncement by the Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, that a genocide is...


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