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Mansion House Protests Statement

A major security breach occurred at the dinner I attended last night when a large number of protesters suddenly and noisily stormed into Mansion House.

Urgent Question: Hong Kong

As Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Alistair Carmichael MP regarding Hong Kong.

Statement: Hong Kong

As Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark made the below statement to the House of Commons on the ongoing situation in Hong Kong. The debate that followed Mark's statement can also be found below.

Adjournment Debate: UK Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong

Yesterday evening, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in the Adjournment debate tabled by Alistair Carmichael MP regarding UK foreign policy towards China and Hong Kong . To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.

Urgent Question: Hong Kong

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Catherine West MP regarding the impact of the Hong Kong extradition law on the Sino-British joint declaration. Mark's statement and initial responses can be found below and the entirety of the debate can be found on Hansar

Dolphin Square Redevelopment Decision

For over 18 months, I have been in regular correspondence with residents of Pimlico’s iconic Dolphin Square regarding their serious reservations about the landlord’s plans to refurbish and redevelop the much-loved estate.

The Conservatives Leadership Race

As more colleagues pledge their support for their preferred candidate in the Party's nascent leadership race, I and my fellow Foreign Office ministers, Sir Alan Duncan and Harriet Baldwin, are delighted to give our backing to the the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Short-Lets Update

My office, together with officers at Westminster City Council, was able to secure a meeting last month with officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in which the prevalence of short-lets in Westminster was discussed, together with what more can be done to protect o