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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 […]

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Rory answered International Development Questions in the House of Commons on 11 January 2017 in his capacity as Minister of State at the Department of International Development. Simon Danczuk: What assessment she has made of the implications of demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 2015-16 for her Department’s policies in that region. Rory: The […]

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Rory speaks on the Humanitarian situation in Yemen

I begin by paying huge tribute to the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz). For as long as I have been in the House and long before I entered the House, he has been a great champion of the interests of Yemen. He understands Yemen, as he pointed out, from his early childhood […]

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The Minister of State responsible for fisheries unfortunately cannot be here, but it is a great privilege for me to be here to hear those speeches, which revealed just how much care, affection and thought my hon. Friends the Members for Waveney (Peter Aldous) and for Newbury (Richard Benyon) have put into the issues of […]