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Ministerial Update March/April 2019

I am conscious that it has been some time since I have provided an update on my work as Minister of State at the Foreign Office.

Westminster Hall: LGBT Rights in Brunei

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Thangam Debbonaire MP regarding LGBT rights in Brunei. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and you can find the debate in its entirety here.

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Westminster Hall: Turkey's Treatment of Kurds

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP regarding Kurds in Turkey. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and you can find the debate in its entirety here.

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Urgent Question: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Alistair Carmichael MP regarding pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Mark's statement and response can be found below. The entirety of the debate can be found on Hansard.

Westminster Hall: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called by Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP regarding Kurds in Turkey. Mark's response to the debate is pasted below and you can find the debate in its entirety here.

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Urgent Question: Libya

Mark responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question tabled by Stephen Gethins MP regarding the situation in Libya. Mark's statement and response to Mr Gethins can be found below. The entirety of the debate can be found on Hansard.

Stephen Gethins (North East Fife) (SNP)

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.

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The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field)

With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement about Brunei and sharia law.

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.