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The Rights of the Windrush Generation

This week, the Home Secretary released an unequivocal statement on the right of the Windrush generation to remain here in the UK.

Syria Vote

Yesterday, the House voted in favour of military action in Syria following the chemical weapons attack that took place in Douma on 7 April. This was a barbaric attack, costing the lives of up to 75 people, including young children, with as many as 500 further casualties.

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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One Year Until the UK’s Departure from the European Union

As we are now only 365 days away from the UK’s departure from the European Union and as negotiations between both sides continue apace, I was minded to recall an article I wrote for the Daily Telegraph one year ago in which I contemplated the potential direction of travel during the course of neg

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,

Statement on UN Fact Finding Mission on Burma

Mark has issued a statement on the interim report by UN Fact Finding Mission on Burma in his position as Minister for Asia and the Pacific. You can find the statement on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s website by clicking here.

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