In Parliament today I urged the Government to raise the latest examples of atrocity crimes and Genocide against the Uighurs at the UN Security Council and to support the work of the Independent Uighur Tribunal

In Parliament today I urged the Government to raise the latest examples of atrocity crimes and Genocide against the Uighurs at the UN Security Council and to support the work of the Independent Uighur Tribunal

House of Lords 16th July 2021 Lord Alton of Liverpool:With Amnesty International’s report detailing arbitrary detention, forced indoctrination, torture, mass surveillance and crimes against humanity – along with newspaper reports from Xinjiang of the destruction of...

Today the Government set out details of progress being made to establish a parliamentary committee to examine allegations of genocide, but also reveals its limitations. Only when the High Court is given the power to make Genocide determinations will we see fundamental change. The political parties now need to make this a manifesto commitment.

Today the Government set out details of progress being made to establish a parliamentary committee to examine allegations of genocide, but also reveals its limitations. Only when the High Court is given the power to make Genocide determinations will we see fundamental...

U.K. Government asked, given the alleged role of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s  extrajudicial executions in the 1980s and in subsequent executions and impunity and his statement that “amputation of arms and limbs is a divine punishment and divine punishments are a source of great pride for us” how does the Government view the prospect of his election as Iran’s President in the forthcoming elections.

U.K. Government asked, given the alleged role of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s extrajudicial executions in the 1980s and in subsequent executions and impunity and his statement that “amputation of arms and limbs is a divine punishment and divine punishments are a source of great pride for us” how does the Government view the prospect of his election as Iran’s President in the forthcoming elections.

Oral Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Parliament today: .Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, can the Minister study this morning’s statement by openDemocracy, which includes an appeal by a survivor of the 1988 mass executions of Iran’s political prisoners,...

U.K. responds to allegations that White Phosphorus has been used in Tigray and says “The Government of Ethiopia has denied that Chemical Weapons have been used. We are working to establish the facts.”  But white phosphorus isn’t a designated chemical weapon and if they fail to identify its use they will be giving a misleading answer by asking the wrong question.

U.K. responds to allegations that White Phosphorus has been used in Tigray and says “The Government of Ethiopia has denied that Chemical Weapons have been used. We are working to establish the facts.” But white phosphorus isn’t a designated chemical weapon and if they fail to identify its use they will be giving a misleading answer by asking the wrong question.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL420): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of...

Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices  manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt.  Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt. Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

Covid 19 - a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP's economy is growing while the rest of the world is...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan: The Government of Pakistan should not look away from a cruel practice which destroys young lives and does huge damage to the reputation of a great country. The Government should implement the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Minority Rights, setting the minimum age for voluntary religious conversion at 18 years, in accordance with the international norms and standards. And they should do it as a matter of urgency.

Forced conversion of minor girls in Pakistan During a recent meeting of the Parliamentary Commission for the rights of minorities in the Pakistan Senate, the Minister for Religious Affairs, Noorul Haq Qadri, said he does not support a restriction on religious...

A Government Department which has bought more than 1 billion lateral flow tests and millions of face masks from Chinese companies says that finding out how much they, the Government, have spent, and who they have spent it with, can only be done “at disproportionate cost.” So much for transparency and accountability. Taxpayers have a right to know.

It has taken since May for the Government to provide a reply to a parliamentary question which tells me nothing.  Are they seriously saying they don’t know how much money they have spent or to whom it has been paid? From: Written Parliamentary Questions and Answers...