Speeches in Parliament

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

Urgent Question: Refugees in Sri Lanka

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding refugees in Sri Lanka following the terrible Easter Sunday bombings in that country. Mark's statement and initial responses can be found below and the entirety of the debate can be found on H

Westminster Hall: West Papua: Human Rights

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Robert Courts MP regarding human rights in West Papua. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and can be viewed in the above clip. You can find the debate on Hansard in its entirety here.

Urgent Question: Iran Nucelar Deal

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by John Baron MP regarding the status of the Iran nuclear deal. Mark's statement and initial responses can be found below and the entirety of the debate can be found on Hansard here or viewed in the above clip.

Westminster Hall: China/UK policy

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Leo Docherty MP regarding UK policy towards China. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and can be viewed in the above clip. You can find the debate in its entirety here.

Westminster Hall: Women Human Rights Defenders

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Catherine West MP regarding the celebrating the work of women human rights defenders globally.