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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Rory appears before the Justice Committee in his capacity as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice on 24 January 2018 to answer questions on HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on HMP Liverpool. Pia Sinha, Governor, HMP Liverpool, Michael Spurrr, Chief Executive, HM Prisons and Probation Service, Kevin Miller, Director of Facilities Management, Amey, […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Rory, in his capacity as Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, appears before the International Development Committee on 19 December 2017 to answer questions on the humanitarian response in South Sudan.

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RORY ANSWERS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS

Rory, in his capacity as Minister of State at the Department for International Development, answered International Development Questions in the House of Commons on 18 October 2017. Topics discussed included the means of boosting development in Commonwealth countries. Watch it here:  

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RORY SPEAKS ON SUPPORT FOR WITNESSES OF TERROR ATTACKS

I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) for bringing this important debate to the House. Terrorism by its very nature intends not just to kill but to instil terror. One of its primary aims is psychological: trauma is at the heart of the terrorist incident. Let us reflect on what […]

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Rory on Consular Support for British Citizens

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. Consular support is fundamental to British foreign policy. It is probably the very oldest element of British foreign policy. Before we had a Foreign Office, protecting British citizens abroad was in our DNA, and it remains for us a very fundamental responsibility. That is […]

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Rory speaks on the International Day of Democracy

It is a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. In 2003, George W. Bush, making his State of the Union address, provided one of the great optimistic statements about democracy. He said that because democracies respect their own people and their neighbours, freedom would bring peace. At that period, 14 or 15 years […]