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Parliamentary reply shows UK is awash in anti depressant drugs costing £2.5 billion over 10 years – including thousands prescribed to children aged 5-11. Government should now say how many were new prescriptions and how many were repeat prescriptions

Parliamentary reply shows UK is awash in anti depressant drugs costing £2.5 billion over 10 years - including thousands prescribed to children aged 5-11. Government should now say how many were new prescriptions and how many were repeat prescriptions Lord Bethell, the...

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Parliamentary reply shows UK is awash in anti depressant drugs costing £2.5 billion over 10 years – including thousands prescribed to children aged 5-11. Government should now say how many were new prescriptions and how many were repeat prescriptions

Parliamentary reply shows UK is awash in anti depressant drugs costing £2.5 billion over 10 years - including thousands prescribed to children aged 5-11. Government should now say how many were new prescriptions and how many were repeat prescriptions Lord Bethell, the...

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Government asked what assessment they have made of the Burma Campaign’s “Dirty List”; and what plans they have to impose sanctions on any firm which supports Myanmar’s military. UK says it “will consider all the tools at its disposal, including sanctions.”

Government asked what assessment they have made of the Burma Campaign's "Dirty List"; and what plans they have to impose sanctions on any firm which supports Myanmar's military. Subject: Written answer to your QWA HL13040 received from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the...

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Government urged to raise the cases of two gay men subjected to public beatings by the religious police in Indonesia; and to raise the repeated public lashings of non believers in Saudi Arabia for asserting their atheism. UK says laws should be “non-discriminatory and celebrate the diversity and tolerance of its people”

Government urged to raise the cases of two gay men subjected to public beatings by the religious police in Indonesia; and to raise the repeated public lashings of non believers in Saudi Arabia for asserting their atheism. UK says laws should be “non-discriminatory and celebrate the diversity and tolerance of its people”

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the Right To Believe And The Right Not To Believe Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL12750):...

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Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.”   And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

Andrew Mitchell is right to call upon all those who care about the holocaust, genocide, and justice to take up the cause of the souls of the slaughtered Tutsis who cry out for justice. He says “Britain has turned a deaf ear. We should all be ashamed.” And, What I Learnt at Rwanda’s Murambi Genocide site in 2004 and in Darfur as “never again” happened all over again.

In my 2004 report I described how “56,000 bodies were found there, and we walked from classroom to classroom, viewing 852 remains that have been disinterred. Within a few days of the massacre, a volleyball court had been built on top of one of the mass graves which,...

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.