Questions that were raised in UK House of Commons on Sri Lanka

Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the recent publication in Sri Lanka of the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, what recent representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterparts concerning investigation of enforced disappearances in that country.

Mike Gapes (Ilford South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2011, Official Report, column 607W, on Sri Lanka: politics and government, what assessment he has made of whether the recent report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission demonstrates Sri Lanka's commitment to (a) national reconciliation and (b) accountability.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the establishment of an international investigation into alleged wartime abuses in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support an international investigative mechanism into the Sri Lankan conflict; and if he will make a statement.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings officials of his Department (a) have had and (b) plan to have with members of the United Nations Secretary-General's Panel of Experts to discuss the report of the Sri Lankan government's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) comprehensiveness and (b) accuracy of the report of the Sri Lankan government's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what meetings he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with his counterpart in (i) in Sri Lanka and (ii) elsewhere on the report of the Sri Lankan government's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the witness protection mechanisms of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on implementation of the recommendations in the UN Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka.

Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report.

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from (a) the International Crisis Group, (b) Amnesty International and (c) Human Rights Watch on the Sri Lankan government's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report.

Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consideration he has given to the recommendations contained in the Sri Lankan government's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report.

Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the contribution by the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire of 15 September 2011, Official Report, column 1291, on human rights in the Indian Subcontinent, what assessment he has made of whether Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report sets out clear steps towards accountability in respect of allegations of war crimes.

Source: UK Parliament: Oral and Written Questions beginning on Tuesday 10 January 2012

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