Statement on Africa and The Middle East

30 June 2011

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 29 June on Africa and The Middle East.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

North Africa and the Middle East: Timeline of parliamentary events

The political situation in North Africa and the Middle East has been debated on several occasions in Parliament recently. Find all the latest parliamentary information and follow a timeline of events.

Further information

For further information on some of the current parliamentary material available on Africa and the Middle East, including select committee reports and briefing papers on current legislation, please follow the links below. 

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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