Parliamentary questions and letter to the Foreign Secretary about horrific violence in Tigray. Today The Sunday Telegraph reports that “Ethiopia may be on the edge of genocide”, reporting  decapitation of children. How are the international community – and the U.K. – responding to the warning signs of an unfolding Genocide?

Parliamentary questions and letter to the Foreign Secretary about horrific violence in Tigray. Today The Sunday Telegraph reports that “Ethiopia may be on the edge of genocide”, reporting decapitation of children. How are the international community – and the U.K. – responding to the warning signs of an unfolding Genocide?

Today The Sunday Telegraph reports that “Ethiopia may be on the edge of genocide”. The report describes the decapitation of four children and babies being cut out of pregnant women. Last week I tabled parliamentary questions and wrote to the Foreign Secretary about...

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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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In the first 11 months of last year, nearly 360,000 antidepressants were prescribed to youngsters under the age of 18; Total bill for prescribed items dispensed over five-year period more than £9m;Nearly 15,000 antidepressants were issued to children aged five to 11 in 2019

In the first 11 months of last year, nearly 360,000 antidepressants were prescribed to youngsters under the age of 18; Total bill for prescribed items dispensed over five-year period more than £9m;Nearly 15,000 antidepressants were issued to children aged five to 11 in 2019

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The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries  both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

The Commonwealth was urged today, in a Parliamentary debate about modern slavery and human trafficking, to mobilise the 2 billion people who live in Commonwealth countries both demonstrating its values and giving hope to millions of benighted and downtrodden people

4th March 2021:Lord Alton:Could the Minister say whether he supports the calls of the Arise charity, of which I am a Trustee, for mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory transparency guidelines through company supply chains? Building on the UK’s landmark...

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