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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

Dolphin Square Redevelopment Decision

For over 18 months, I have been in regular correspondence with residents of Pimlico’s iconic Dolphin Square regarding their serious reservations about the landlord’s plans to refurbish and redevelop the much-loved estate.

The Conservatives Leadership Race

As more colleagues pledge their support for their preferred candidate in the Party's nascent leadership race, I and my fellow Foreign Office ministers, Sir Alan Duncan and Harriet Baldwin, are delighted to give our backing to the the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

Short Lets Update

My office, together with officers at Westminster City Council, was able to secure a meeting last month with officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in which the prevalence of short lets in Westminster was discussed, together with what more can be done to protect o

Tackling Criminality on Westminster Bridge

Anyone travelling on foot over Westminster Bridge in recent months will have sadly noticed that it has been playing host to a large organised criminal element.

The Prime Minister's Resignation

Today, after much speculation, the Prime Minister announced her intention to step down as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7 June.

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.