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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rory appears before the International Relations Committee on 8 March 2017 in his role as Minister of State at the Department of International Development.