Sir Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Bill but raises concerns about China's civil-military fusion strategy where intellectual property designed for civilian use may be purchased for military gain and calls on the Government to set up an external screening body to establish and investigate cases where this may now affect UK investments.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith urges the UK Government to take a lead in responding to China's disqualification of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong by imposing Magnitsky sanctions against individual officials starting with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith opposes bringing in a second lockdown before the tier system has had a chance to have an impact and calls for an urgent economic impact assessment to show what the damage will be to our economy, livelihoods, lives and people’s wellbeing and mental status.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith highlights the importance of getting the balance right between family life and government involvement to ensure children are brought up in stable families with both parents looking after them.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls on the Government to provide financial support for confirmed victims of trafficking and modern-day slavery and introduce new legislation in this respect to protect them and to prevent them falling back into exploitation.