Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee — 15 Sep 2021 at 18:55
“deal with the circumstances as they are, not how we wish them to be”.
“logging the cases we have and considering how this data will be used in the future”,
“Family members of British citizens or”
“who do not qualify for the ACRS”-
“can apply to come to the UK”-[Official Report, 13 September 2021; Vol. 700, c. 685.]
“we will not be able, therefore, to respond to colleagues with specific updates on individuals.”
“consider…Government policy on Afghanistan from…February 2020 to…August 2021”.
“consider…intelligence assessments made of the…situation in Afghanistan”.
“I literally am on the phone...hearing them scream and cry and beg for help. I have no other choice but to listen and cry dreading if they will be found by the Taliban…they have already executed his brother. I’ve tried calling various immigration numbers, but still of no help.”
“This threat is directly facing all my family”.
“can’t even go outside to provide food for their kids because…Taliban is after my whole family”.
“Joint Committee to Investigate Withdrawal from Afghanistan”
“requested from the Government any intelligence assessments which covered the outlook for the regime with regards to the final withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan”.
“We cannot provide to MPs assessments or updates on those individuals who remain in Afghanistan and whose cases they have raised.”
“We appreciate this is difficult news to deliver to constituents who are desperately worried about family members and friends.”
“With great regret, we will not be able, therefore, to respond to colleagues with specific updates on individuals.”
“with specific updates about his situation”.
“Please signpost individuals to gov.uk to check for the latest information...rather than seek to pursue cases on their behalf.”
“largely lawless, weak, and dysfunctional”.
“greatest foreign policy disaster since Suez”
“the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”
“It’s like the entire country is being held hostage.”
“Just imagine if one person from my family would be left behind. Words can’t even describe what would happen to them because of me. If one person from my family is killed because of me I will never be able to forgive myself.”
“There is no military route for the Taliban to achieve their goals”.
“Afghanistan now has a burgeoning civil society, with a free press and an education system”-
“today women hold over a quarter of the seats in Afghanistan’s parliament.”
“we cannot provide to MPs assessments or updates on those individuals who remain in Afghanistan and whose cases they have raised.”
“no military path to victory for the Taliban.”-[Official Report, 8 July 2021; Vol. 698, c. 1107.]
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||289 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.2%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||83.4%|