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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.

Millicent Fawcett Arrives in Parliament Square

Today was a momentous day in the story of British democracy as we saw the unveiling of Parliament Square’s first statue of a woman; the suffragist, Dame Millicent Fawcett.

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