Lord Hussain Portrait

Lord Hussain

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Extradition Law
12th Jun 2014 - 25th Feb 2015


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Division Votes
Wednesday 27th April 2022
Elections Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 69 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 150 Noes - 208
Speeches
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Queen’s Speech
My Lords, as we speak, the people of Ukraine are facing one of the worst times in their history. The …
Written Answers
Friday 22nd April 2022
Ukraine: Armenia
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of Armenia in the Russian invasion of …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Hussain has voted in 277 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

8 Mar 2021 - Domestic Abuse Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hussain voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat No votes vs 72 Liberal Democrat Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 234
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hussain voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 80 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 433
9 Nov 2020 - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Hussain voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 76 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 407
15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Lord Hussain voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 72 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(13 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(10 debate interactions)
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(9 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(3 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Hussain, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Hussain has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Hussain has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Hussain has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Hussain has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


9 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
6th Apr 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of Armenia in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The UK Government has seen no evidence of the involvement of Armenia in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Dec 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India to advocate for the release of human rights activists in that country, including Khurram Parvez.

The UK Government will continue to encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards and to cooperate with UN human rights officials and all mechanisms of the Human Rights Council. Our position is clear, that any allegation of human rights abuse is deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly and transparently.

We engage with India on a range of human rights matters, and we raise our concerns directly with the Government of India, including at ministerial level, where we have them.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
24th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Bangladesh about the release of political prisoners, particularly the former Prime Minister of that country.

I [Lord Ahmad] visited Bangladesh from 15 November to 17 November and met with the Government of Bangladesh, civil society actors and other key figures. During the visit I reiterated the UK's commitment to supporting human rights and democratic values.

We will continue to stress to the Government of Bangladesh, both in public and in private, the importance of respect for human rights and the rule of law. We expect those in detention, including Khaleda Zia, to be treated in accordance with Bangladesh's international commitments on human rights. We regularly engage with the Government of Bangladesh on the treatment of those in detention and on the integrity and independence of the judicial process.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
24th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations to the government of Armenia to (1) provide maps of landmines in the Nagorno-Karabakh region to the government of Azerbaijan, and (2) cooperate with the government of Azerbaijan in clearing landmines in the region.

The Minister for Europe and Americas continues to raise with both Governments the importance of resolving all outstanding matters related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including the return of mine maps, through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE Minsk Group. She did so most recently in her meetings with the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors on 4 and 17 November respectively. We welcome the most recent returns of prisoners of war in exchange for mine maps. The UK continues to urge both Governments to settle all matters related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through negotiation under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group.

In June the Ministry of Defence sent Counter Explosives Experts to survey parts of Azerbaijan worst effected by unexplored ordnance to understand how the UK can best support Azerbaijan in this area. The Minister for Europe and Americas announced in September that the UK had contributed £500,000 to a United Nations Development Programme initiative to take action on mines left in the region as a legacy of the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. These funds will assist with training and personnel to support de-mining in Azerbaijan.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
21st Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to further strengthen bilateral co-operation with Azerbaijan.

The UK Government continues to work with Azerbaijan to strength our bilateral cooperation. In her recent call on 14 June with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov, the Minister for Europe and Americas welcomed the continued strengthening of UK-Azerbaijani relations including in key areas such as trade and English language learning. Our Embassy in Baku continues to explore areas where the UK and Azerbaijan might increase cooperation.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
8th Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the rights under international law to freedom of association and peaceful assembly in India.

The right to gather lawfully and demonstrate a point of view is common to all democracies. Governments also have the power to enforce law and order if a protest crosses the line into illegality. We look to India to uphold the freedoms and rights guaranteed in its strong constitution and the international instruments to which India is a party. We were aware that some restrictions on internet connectivity were imposed at protest sites and welcome their removal. During his visit to India in December 2020, the Foreign Secretary discussed the protests with his Indian counterpart, whilst making clear that agricultural reform is an internal matter for the Indian authorities.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
8th Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) internet blockades, (2) use of force, (3) intimidation by state policy, and (4) human rights abuses, against farmer protestors in India.

The right to gather lawfully and demonstrate a point of view is common to all democracies. Governments also have the power to enforce law and order if a protest crosses the line into illegality. We look to India to uphold the freedoms and rights guaranteed in its strong constitution and the international instruments to which India is a party. We were aware that some restrictions on internet connectivity were imposed at protest sites and welcome their removal. During his visit to India in December 2020, the Foreign Secretary discussed the protests with his Indian counterpart, whilst making clear that agricultural reform is an internal matter for the Indian authorities.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
1st Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the other permanent members of the UN Security Council about (1) the four letters written by the UN rapporteurs on torture, arbitrary detentions, extra-judiciary and custodial killings in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the government of India, and (2) the absence of any response to date by that government to those letters.

We are aware of the letters written by UN Special Rapporteurs. Kashmir was last discussed by the UN Security Council in August. The UK recognises that there are human rights concerns in India-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegation of human rights violations or abuse is deeply concerning and must be investigated transparently, promptly and thoroughly. We raise our concerns with the Government of India where we have them. Most recently, the Foreign Secretary discussed Kashmir, among a number of issues, with the Indian External Affairs Minister on 15 December.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)