Adjournment Debate: The Political Situation in the Maldives

In response to an Adjournment debate tabled by Sir Hugo Swire (Member for East Devon) last night on the ongoing political situation in the Maldives, Mark made the below statement to the House. You can find a transcript of the whole debate on Hansard by clicking here.


Ministerial Update February/March 2018

I thought I may take this opportunity to highlight some of my recent work and visits I have undertaken in my role as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Asia and the Pacific during February and this early part of March.

Westminster Hall Debate: Freedom of Religion or Belief

Yesterday, Mark spoke on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate on Freedom of Religion or Belief. To read the entire debate, click here.


Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP)

I beg to move,

That this House has considered freedom of religion or belief.

Urgent Questions on Taliban and IS/Daesh Attacks: Afghanistan

Yesterday, Mark answered Urgent Questions on Taliban and Daesh attacks in Afghanistan following the Kabul ambulance bombing which killed 103 people and wounded 235 others.


Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) (Lab/Co-op)

Refugees and Human Rights

Yesterday, Mark spoke in the House on behalf of the Government in response to an Opposition Day debate regarding refugees and human rights. You can find the whole debate on the Hansard website by clicking here.


The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) 

Democracy in Hong Kong

Yesterday, as part of his Asia and Pacific brief, Mark responded to a Westminster Hall debate moved by Fiona Bruce MP regarding democracy in Hong Kong. You can find the transcript of the debate on the Hansard website by clicking here.


Statement on Building Regional Partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia

In the second of his recent appearances at the UN Security Council, Mark made a statement supporting the efforts for peace and security in Afghanistan which you can find below. Alternatively you can watch the session on the UN’s website by clicking hereand skipping to 1:03:03: