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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to assess whether to impose global human rights sanctions under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018; why they (1) have imposed such sanctions on the government of Myanmar, and (2) have not imposed such sanctions on the government of China; and what plans they have to write to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee setting out the background of each statutory instrument which imposes, or amends, sanctions when they are laid before Parliament, as requested in the letter from that Committee to the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 9 September 2020.  HL13779

Question HL13779: tabled on 2 March 2021 and due for answer by 16 March 2021

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to assess whether to impose global human rights sanctions under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018; why they (1) have imposed such sanctions on the government of Myanmar, and (2) have not imposed such sanctions on the government of China; and what plans they have to write to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee setting out the background of each statutory instrument which imposes, or amends, sanctions when they are laid before Parliament, as requested in the letter from that Committee to the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 9 September 2020.
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