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Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Hong Kong (12 Jul 2021)

Kevin Foster: There are no plans to introduce a waiver for the Immigration Health Surcharge on the British Nationals (Overseas) (BN(O)) route. Like others coming to the UK applicants to the route should contribute to the cost of the NHS Services they will be using, rather than these costs fall to UK taxpayers more widely.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Hong Kong (12 Jul 2021)

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a means-tested visa fee and immigration health surcharge waiver in response to financial obstacles being put in the way of British Nationals (Overseas) seeking to leave Hong Kong and come to the UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement (12 Jul 2021)

Clive Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government will publish its statements made on the proposed TRIPS Waiver during the open-ended negotiations on (a) 30 June and (b) 6 July 2021.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement (12 Jul 2021)

Clive Lewis: ..., with reference to the World Trade Organisation's Agreement for the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), what the Government's policy is on (a) the proposed WTO TRIPS Waiver and (b) allowing other governments to use a waiver in their domestic contexts.

Written Answers — Home Office: Musicians: Visas (9 Jul 2021)

the Earl of Clancarty: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Frost on 24 June (HL Deb, col 389), what are their reasons for considering that the music industry's proposal for a visa waiver arrangement is not "consistent with our requirement to retain discretion over our own immigration requirements".

Women’s Health Outcomes - Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2021)

Baroness Chakrabarti: ...or healthy. If the Government want to honour their promise to vaccinate the planet and an earlier pledge for a new era of global Britain, they must stop siding with Germany in blocking the TRIPS waiver at the WTO and join the United States, India, South Africa and most of the Commonwealth—celebrated here earlier this afternoon—in demanding that industry shares know- how around...

Covid-19 Vaccines: Nepal (6 Jul 2021)

Navendu Mishra: ...when it comes to the delivery of vaccines. India and South Africa made a proposal at the World Trade Organisation regarding a trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights—TRIPS—waiver, that would have facilitated the provision of covid vaccines, medicines and equipment to low and middle-income countries, which unfortunately the British Government blocked. I notice that the...

UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: ...will do if the Minister is unable to answer today. I end by asking a question on what the Government are doing to help poorer countries get access to Covid vaccines—a question not about the TRIPS waiver proposal this time but about C-TAP, the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. Why have our Government not come out in public support? Why have they not endorsed the WHO’s solidarity call to...

Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 121 (30 Jun 2021)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: this group, proposing that the consultation requirement may be met by precommencement consultation. I would like to understand this better. Which forthcoming regulations will be affected by this waiver and how can each be justified? My noble friend mentioned the deposit return scheme and some devolved matters. Is that the limit? Could this list be published and could the power be...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Navendu Mishra: This Government were one of the few to oppose the proposal from the South African and Indian Governments for a TRIPS waiver that would have resulted in vaccines, medical equipment and medicines related to covid being produced licence free. That would have led to much more vaccine being available, so I urge the hon. Gentleman to lobby his Front-Bench team to make sure the UK reverses its...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Children (30 Jun 2021)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a fee waiver scheme for children born in the UK who are applying to register their British citizenship in response to the Court of Appeal judgment of 18 February 2021 in R on the application of Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens & O v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Tourism - Motion to Take Note (24 Jun 2021)

Viscount Thurso: ...cure it, but they will not happen for the next year or two. That is in the future. For the next two years there will be a shortage of labour, and there is only one answer to it—some form of visa waiver programme, so that we can hire staff. Quite simply: no labour, no wealth creation, no taxation. The opportunity to which I want to draw the attention of the House is putting...

UK and EU Relations - Question (24 Jun 2021)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...Europe is an aspect of good relations. The agreements with EEA countries represent a small part of the market for the performing arts. The desire of the music industry for us to have a bespoke visa waiver agreement with the EU remains paramount. Has the Minister seen the agreement which the industry has carefully drafted, and which does not break the commitment to take back control of our...

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Jun 2021)

Bell Ribeiro-Addy: ...programme is under threat from emerging variants now? Will he reconsider his negligible vaccine donation policy and join over 100 countries in supporting the vaccine intellectual property waiver?

Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon (22 Jun 2021)

Stuart McDonald: ...of Syrian refugees holding valid legal residency has further decreased, as the number of refugees able to pay for residency renewal has reduced and fewer fall within the criteria of the 2017 fee waiver. A lack of legal residency exposes refugees to the risk of arrest and detention. It also hampers their access to basic services like education, health care and social services, as well as...

Covid-19: Vaccine Production - Question (17 Jun 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: My Lords, the temporary TRIPS waiver proposed by South Africa and India to the WTO is supported by the US and France, as well as the leaders of the COVAX initiative—Gavi and the WHO—which has proven entire-chain processes that deliver to the last mile. Does the Minister agree that the counter-proposal by the European Commission to encourage voluntary action and reliance on compulsory...

G7 and NATO Summits (16 Jun 2021)

Keir Starmer: ...has said that 11 billion doses are needed—11 billion doses. The summit promised less than one tenth of that. No new funding, no plan to build a global vaccine capacity and no progress on patent waivers. The headlines of 1 billion doses may be what the Prime Minister wanted, but it is not what the world needed. The same is true of the climate emergency. This is the single greatest...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jun 2021)

Kevin Foster: the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is considered on its individual merits. The Impact Assessment for the EUSS (March 2019) is available at: The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Refund, Waiver and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ( This discussed the assumptions, risks, uncertainties and exclusions surrounding its estimate of eligible citizens and made clear it...

Written Answers — Treasury: Exports: Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2021)

Jesse Norman: ...ensures that authorised traders do not pay tariffs on the movement of goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain, where those goods can be shown to remain in the UK customs territory.Permitting waivers for duty on goods that traders bring into Northern Ireland from Great Britain that would normally be charged ‘at risk’ tariffs, up to a maximum allowance of €200,000 over three tax...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (14 Jun 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...differing needs of the public we serve, including by ensuring our systems and processes become as simple and straightforward as possible. All our fees are kept under review and we offer several fee waivers and exceptions from the need to pay an application fee. Given a person’s circumstances can change, we believe we have the right balance between the length of visas we issue and the...

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