Chris Law Portrait

Chris Law

Scottish National Party - Dundee West

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

(since June 2017)

Oral Question
Tuesday 9th March 2021
11:30
HM Treasury
Oral Question No. 25
What recent discussions he has had with his Scottish Government counterpart on the effect of UK fiscal policy on living standards in Scotland.
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 9th March 2021
13:45
International Development Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The philosophy and culture of aid
9 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - Chief Executive Officer at Oxfam GB
Gloria Soma - Executive Director at Titi Foundation
Kam Morshed - Senior Director at BRAC
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Colin Buckley - General Counsel and Head of External Affairs at CDC Group
Paul Wafer - Chief Strategy Officer at Crown Agents
Kate Hargreaves - Delivery Team Leader, ASCEND Programme at Crown Agents
Dolika Banda - Non-executive Director at CDC Group
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 16th March 2021
09:15
Committees on Arms Export Controls - Oral evidence
Subject: UK arms exports in 2019
16 Mar 2021, 9:15 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Professor Dr Andrea Edoardo Varisco - Acting Director, Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 18th March 2021
13:45
Speeches
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Yemen: Aid Funding

Gosh, this Government should hang their head in shame. The UK cutting humanitarian aid to Yemen by 50% is confirmation …

Written Answers
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department’s response to the covid-19 outbreak.
Early Day Motions
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Debenhams and the Arcadia Group
That this House expresses its concern for the estimated 26,000 workers affected by this week’s announcements by both Debenhams and …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Heineken
Address of donor: Broadway Park, 35 Gyle Broadway, Edinburgh EH12 9 JZ
Amount of donation, or …
EDM signed
Monday 8th March 2021
Political and security situation in Myanmar
That this House condemns the military coup in Myanmar (Burma); demands the immediate release of all political prisoners; extends solidarity …
Supported Legislation
Monday 6th July 2020
Tibet (Reciprocal Access) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on restrictions on access by UK nationals to Tibet …

Debate information

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Significant Dundee West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
123,309
Petition Closed

Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon

Gov Responded - 30 Sep 2019 Debated on - 7 Oct 2019 View Chris Law's petition debate contributions
24 Jan 2020
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

The government of Brazil led by Bolsonaro favour the development of the Amazon rainforest over conservation, escalating deforestation. Deforestation threatens indigenous populations who live in the forest, loss of a precious and complex ecosystem and a vital carbon store that slows global warming.

30,349
Petition Closed

Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View Chris Law's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 12 months ago

Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.

1,451
Petition Closed

Stop The Genocide In Myanmar - UK Government Please Help!

Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View Chris Law's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Hundreds have been forced to flee their villages as the emergency situation in Myanmar has worsened. Urgent needs of displaced people include water, hygiene facilities, food & shelter.

269,157
Petition Closed

Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

Gov Responded - 13 Dec 2017 Debated on - 18 Dec 2017 View Chris Law's petition debate contributions
22 May 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

CNN has released video footage of a black Africans being sold into slavery in Libya. I am asking the UK government to put pressure on the Libyan government to take immediate action to stop these criminals from selling more people, to set current prisoners free, arrest the criminals and end this.


Most recent EDMs signed by Chris Law

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Feb 2021
Chris Law signed this EDM on Monday 8th March 2021

Political and security situation in Myanmar

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House condemns the military coup in Myanmar (Burma); demands the immediate release of all political prisoners; extends solidarity to fellow Members of Parliament who have been denied the right to exercise their democratically elected mandate; welcomes the establishment by Parliamentarians of representative committees from national, regional and state …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
3 Mar 2021
Chris Law signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 4th March 2021

Intensive factory farming

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House notes that intensive farming methods inflict terrible suffering on some one billion land animals in the UK each year; recognises that intensive factory farming methods include the extreme confinement of pregnant sows in farrowing crates, the overcrowding and selective breeding of broiler chickens, ducks and turkeys, the …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Chris Law

Date Forum Title
26 Sep 2019 Commons Chamber Arms Export Licences (Saudi Arabia)

Chris Law has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Chris Law has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


425 Written Questions

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Standards Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Revenue and Customs: Tax Avoidance Tax Avoidance Bankruptcy: Tax Avoidance Debts: Developing Countries Overseas Aid Government Departments: Development Aid Overseas Aid Labour Turnover: Coronavirus Freezing of Assets: Myanmar Customs Customs Revenue and Customs: Brexit Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group Customs Low Incomes: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Working Hours Import Duties Revenue and Customs: Sustainable Development Revenue and Customs: Brexit Revenue and Customs: Brexit Revenue and Customs: Brexit Revenue and Customs: Working Hours Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Grievance Procedures Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: ICT Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Disability Revenue and Customs: Visual Impairment Revenue and Customs: Finance Treasury: Public Bodies Treasury: Public Bodies Revenue and Customs: Staff Housing: Construction Valuation Office Agency: Staff Non-domestic Rates: Scotland Treasury: Senior Civil Servants Treasury: Senior Civil Servants Royal Bank of Scotland Royal Bank of Scotland Customs Declaration Services Programme Revenue and Customs: Dundee Customs Declaration Services Programme Customs Declaration Services Programme Customs Declaration Services Programme Revenue and Customs: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Pay Revenue and Customs: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Closures Revenue and Customs: Redundancy Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Staff Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services: Staff Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services Revenue and Customs: Disability Overseas Aid Revenue and Customs: Staff Double Taxation: Malawi Double Taxation: Malawi Double Taxation: Malawi Double Taxation: Malawi Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation Revenue and Customs: Location Revenue and Customs Revenue and Customs: Staff Revenue and Customs Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation Economic Policy Treasury: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation Revenue and Customs: Trade Unions Revenue and Customs: Reorganisation Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Dundee Employment: Dundee Welfare Tax Credits: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Staff Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Scotland Revenue and Customs: Dundee Revenue and Customs: Dundee Treasury: Living Wage Peace Negotiations: Females Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Females Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Saudi Arabia: Detainees Coronavirus: Vaccination Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Hong Kong: Human Rights Hong Kong: Police Hong Kong: Human Rights Yemen: Armed Conflict Gender: Equality Humanitarian Aid Gender: Equality Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff Department for International Development: Staff Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff Department for International Development: Staff Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff China: Uighurs China: Uighurs Bahrain: Capital Punishment Bahrain: Human Rights China: Uighurs China: Uighurs Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review Bahrain: Human Rights Bahrain: Huddersfield University Gulf States: Overseas Aid Turkey: Human Rights Gulf States: Overseas Aid Bahrain: Human Rights Bahrain: Political Prisoners Bahrain: Political Prisoners Gulf States: Overseas Aid Bahrain: Overseas Aid Gulf States: Overseas Aid Gulf States: Overseas Aid Overseas Trade: Myanmar Myanmar: Political Prisoners Armed Conflict: Children Armed Conflict: Civilians Human Rights Oman: Detainees Oman: Detainees Mohammed Abdullah al-Shahi Oman: Detainees Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Saudi Rapid Intervention Group Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud Kurds and Syria: Human Rights Armed Conflict Tashi Wangchuk Development Aid Armed Conflict Armed Conflict Armed Conflict Tashi Wangchuk Panchen Lama Foreign Relations Iraq: Armed Conflict Armed Conflict: Schools Burma: Political Prisoners Armed Conflict: Schools Overseas Aid Overseas Aid: Accountability Tibet: Human Rights Ethiopia: Human Rights China: UN Human Rights Council China: Non-governmental Organisations Dalai Lama Asia: Climate Change Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Scotland Cuba: Foreign Relations Cuba: Foreign Relations Cuba: Foreign Relations Andargachew Tsege Tibet: Ethnic Groups Tibet: Religious Persons Gedhun Choekyi Nyima China: Human Rights Tibet Tibet: Visits Abroad Asia: Climate Change Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Living Wage Yemen: Overseas Aid Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria: Overseas Aid Department for International Development: Reorganisation Overseas Aid: Coronavirus Yemen: Overseas Aid Overseas Aid: National Income Schools: Females Developing Countries: Vaccination Overseas Aid: Coronavirus Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus Developing Countries: Health Services Overseas Aid: Females Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Finance Developing Countries: Coronavirus Maternity Services: Coronavirus Overseas Aid UK-Africa Investment Summit Myanmar: Hospitals Developing Countries: Third Sector Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Education Developing Countries: Taxation Ilois: Resettlement Developing Countries: Climate Change Overseas Aid Ilois: Resettlement Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Human Rights Developing Countries: Third Sector Humanitarian Aid Humanitarian Aid Humanitarian Aid International Assistance Overseas Aid International Assistance Humanitarian Aid Humanitarian Aid South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid Humanitarian Aid Developing Countries: Economic Situation Overseas Aid Syria: Humanitarian Aid Somalia: Droughts Somalia: Marriage Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government Offences Against Children Department for International Trade: Brexit Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid Climate Change Refugees Migrant Camps: Education Migrant Camps: Disabled Refugees: Protection Developing Countries: Trade Agreements Developing Countries: Climate Change Overseas Aid Burma: Infrastructure Bangladesh: Sexual Offences Developing Countries: Pneumonia Developing Countries: Health Services Developing Countries: Health Services Refugees: EU Action South Sudan: Overseas Aid Burma: Rohingya Developing Countries: Disease Control UN Women UN Agencies: Pay Systems Developing Countries: Natural Disasters World Bank: Energy Developing Countries: Pneumonia Burma: Violence Burma: International Assistance Syria: Internally Displaced People Developing Countries: Schools Developing Countries: Education Developing Countries: Pneumonia Overseas Aid: Disasters Developing Countries: Malaria Overseas Aid Overseas Aid Developing Countries: Sustainable Development Department for International Development: Scotland Department for International Development: Living Wage Interpol Agriculture: Seasonal Workers Immigration Deportation: West Africa Deportation Deportation Asylum: Deportation Deportation Deportation Deportation Deportation Deportation Offenders: Deportation Deportation Deportation Home Office: Scotland Passports: Interviews Passports: Interviews Passports: Interviews Passports: Interviews HM Passport Office: Dundee HM Passport Office: Dundee HM Passport Office: Closures Private Rented Housing: Undocumented Migrants Immigration Bill: Scotland Home Office: Living Wage Motorcycles: Coronavirus Motorcycles: Coronavirus Electric Scooters and Motorcycles: Coronavirus Motorcycles: Accidents Commuters: Air Pollution Roads: Accidents Motorcycles: Bus Lanes Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions Roads: Accidents Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles: Environment Protection Motor Vehicles: Environment Protection Cycling and Motorcycles: Accidents Sustrans Sustrans Department for Transport: Scotland Electric Vehicles: Motorcycles Department for Transport: Living Wage Regional Airports Regional Airports Regional Airports: Dundee Regional Airports Regional Airports