Lords discusses Covid-19 impact on Hong Kong citizens
20 March 2020
Members debate the problems facing the citizens of Hong Kong as a result of Covid-19 and the case for Her Majesty's Government providing support to those affected in the light of the 1984 Sino-British Declaration on Thursday 19 March. Speakers include a former opposition spokesperson for Overseas Development and a patron of human rights organisation Hong Kong Watch.
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This is a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Lord Pendry (Labour), former opposition spokesperson for Overseas Development, put forward the debate.
- Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench), patron of human rights organisation Hong Kong Watch
- Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Lords Labour spokesperson for foreign and commonwealth affairs
- Baroness Falkner of Margravine (Non-affiliated) former chief programme officer of the Commonwealth Secretariat Political Affairs Division
- Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws (Labour), director of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, responds on behalf of the government.
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