Lords Oral Questions to government on 2 June
01 June 2020
The House of Lords returned from recess on Tuesday 2 June, starting business with daily oral questions on Universal Credit, Covid-19, TV Licences and the EU.
You can watch the full session on Parliament TV. A transcript will also be available via Lords Hansard around three hours after proceedings, and a short summary of what was discussed is available below.
Questions on Tuesday 2 June:
The Lord Speaker has also accepted the following urgent question (Private Notice Question) from Lord Alton of Liverpool:
Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the government about its assessment of the proposal by the National People’s Congress of China for a national security law in Hong Kong, and what impact it will have on the “one country, two systems” framework and the civil liberties of those living in Hong Kong.
Topics discussed include: support for those arrested in Hong Kong; international collaboration to persuade China to rethink the proposed law; extending citizenship to all Hong Kong residents; clarification of the rights of British national (overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong; conflicts between the proposed law and the Basic Law of Hong Kong; and the UK's strategy for a future relationships with China.
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