Speeches in Parliament

Statement: Kashmir

Today Mark updated the House on the current situation between India and Pakistan in Kashmir following the Urgent Question he responded to last week. You can find Mark's statement below and the entirety of the following debate on Hansard by clicking here.

Urgent Question: Jammu and Kashmir

Yesterday Mark responded on behalf of the Government to any Urgent Question tabled by Debbie Abrahams MP regarding the security and humanitarian situation in Kashmir, in the light of the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

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.

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.

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Adjournment Debate - Jagtar Singh Johal

Yesterday evening, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in the Adjournment debate tabled by Martin Docherty-Hughes MP regarding Jagtar Singh Johal. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here. Please find Mark's speech pasted below.

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International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day

Last week, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Jim Shannon MP regarding International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.

Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP)

I beg to move,

Nuclear Treaty: US Withdrawal

Last week, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific in the debate tabled by Fabian Hamilton MP regarding US withdrawal from the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.