Funding Boost for Local Charities

I am delighted to learn that two local charities, Create Arts Limited and The Bounce Back Foundation, have been successful in securing funding raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

A New Post Office on the Strand

The Post Office has today announced that it will be opening a new ‘main’ style branch on the Strand only a five minute walk away from the recently closed, and much-used, Trafalgar Square office.

Human Rights: Xinjiang

Yesterday afternoon, Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Alistair Carmichael MP regarding the situation in Xinjiang, China. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and you can find the debate in its entirety by clicking here.

Trafalgar Square Post Office Closure Update

Last October, and to the disappointment of many, the Post Office announced the permanent closure of its often-busy Trafalgar Square branch, shortly after the last post before Christmas.

Journalists: International Protection

Mark responded today on behalf of the Government in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific in the debate tabled by John Whittingdale MP regarding the international protection of journalists. Mark's response is pasted below.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Yesterday afternoon, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in the Backbench Business debate tabled by Rushanara Ali MP regarding the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here . Please find Mark's speech pasted below.