MPs to hold a debate on a motion on consular support for British citizens - Committees - UK Parliament
On Thursday 9th December, MPs will hold a debate on a motion on consular support for British citizens in the Chamber. Backbench Business Committee Hannah Bardell has put forward this debate. Watch the debate live on Parliament TV A full transcript of the debate which be available three hours after the debate on Commons Hansard.
Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case
British legal group Detained in Dubai has urged the FCO to update its UAE travel warnings to UK tourists in an open letter penned by the organisation’s head, Radha Stirling. “We have frequently called upon the FCO to provide more accurate information to Britons about the many risks they face in the UAE which the current advisory does not cover,” Stirling said. “It is simply not enough to warn people to obey the laws and customs, when very often the legal system itself poses a threat even to law-
Stirling has helped more than 15,000 individuals since founding Detained in Dubai in 2008. Stirling has called for increased travel warnings and FCDO reform for a number of years.
In a comprehensive joint letter to the FCDO in July, increased travel warnings for British nationals were proposed. The FCDO sought to avoid calls and this has now escalated the issue to a debate.
the Scottish MP, Brendan O'Hara. is a long term member of the APPG for human rights in the Gulf.