Speeches in Parliament

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.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Yesterday on the floor of the House, Mark gave a speech in response to a debate tabled by Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities in countries around the world. You can read the debate in full on Hansard here.

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Christians Overseas

Yesterday, Mark responded on behalf of the Government in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Chris Philp MP regarding the persecution of Christians overseas. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.

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Westminster Hall Debate: Myanmar - Rohingya Minority

Yesterday, Mark spoke in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Helen Jones MP regarding the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. To read the whole debate on Hansard, please click here.

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Westminster Hall Debate: Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Sri Lanka

Yesterday, Mark spoke in his role as Minister for Asia and the Pacific on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Paul Scully MP regarding the situation in Sri Lanka. To read the debate on Hansard, click here.

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Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam) (Con)

Burma Statement

Yesterday, Mark issued an update to the House on the ongoing situation in Burma and the work the government continues to do in relation to the Rohingya crisis. You can find the entire transcript of the debate on Hansard by clicking here.

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Westminster Hall Debate: British Nationals Imprisoned Abroad

Yesterday, Mark spoke on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Preet Kaur Gill MP regarding British national imprisoned abroad. To read the debate in its entirety, click here.

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Preet Kaur Gill (Birmingham, Edgbaston) (Lab/Co-op)

Westminster Hall Debate: Diplomatic Service and Resources

Yesterday, Mark spoke on behalf of the Government in the Westminster Hall debate tabled by Richard Benyon MP regarding the Diplomatic Service and resources. To read the debate in its entirety, click here.

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Richard Benyon (Newbury) (Con)

I beg to move,