Statement: Brunei and Sharia Law

Mark, as the Government Minister for Asia and the Pacific, made the below statement on sharia law and homosexuality in Brunei.

Brexit Latest: Indicative Voting and Working with Labour

The last week of March saw Parliament begin the novel process of indicative voting; the idea being that the House would signal its majority support for one from a choice of eight possible options that might see us break the current Brexit deadlock.

Urgent Question: Yemen

Yesterday Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Emily Thornberry MP regarding the situation in Yemen. Mark's statement and response to Mrs Thornberry can be found below. The entirety of the debate can be found on Hansard by clicking here.

Forced Live Organ Extraction

Yesterday morning, Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Jim Shannon MP regarding forced live organ extraction. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and you can find the debate in its entirety by clicking here.

Medical Cannabis Parliamentary Drop-In

Readers of my website will know that over the past nine months I have been doing my level best to help one local family who are in a heart breaking situation involving the access to medical cannabis for their severely epileptic teenage son.

Soho Residents' Update

The below has been taken from the spring 2019 issue of The Soho Clarion 


Ribbon Cutting at the New Strand Post Office

February saw the Post Office announce that it was to open a new ‘main’ style branch in the lower floor of Robert Dyas at 393 Strand, and it was my pleasure to cut the ribbon, along with our local St James’s councillors and former Dragon’s Den star, Theo Paphitis, on what I know will be an invalua

13 March 2019 Brexit Votes

Following yesterday's votes regarding No Deal, I was contacted by a number of constituents regarding the way in which I voted on the motion laid by the Government, and the two amendments that preceded this vote.

STEM for Britain Returns to Parliament

I have been joining STEM for Britain at its Parliamentary exhibition for a number of years now and am always amazed by the new innovations being displayed by our brightest and best.