House of Commons sampling - Speaker of the House : Articles & Resources
The Speaker of the House handles a request for an emergency debate on the issue of refugees in Sri Lanka.
- Purpose - view role of Speaker of the House.
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- Fast forward (to 2.47 min.) to see the Speaker's ruling at the end of the clip.
Honourable Jim Karygiannis' statement includes the following:
...In Sri Lanka today we have people who are residing in refugee camps with little or no medical assistance, little or no clean drinking water, and little or no food. We hear reports of mass graves and over 20,000 people missing. We hear reports of women being raped in these camps. Children have been separated from their parents and men have been segregated from their wives. While the government…….(0.34 - 0.54 min.)