Statement on North Africa and the Middle East

25 March 2011

Foreign Secretary, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 24 March on North Africa and the Middle East.

Mr Hague told MPs that the Government was taking 'robust action to implement UN Security Council resolution 1973, which authorised military action to put in place a no-fly zone to prevent air attacks on Libyan people and taking all necessary measures to stop attacks on civilians while ruling out an occupation force.'

The Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement in full and responses from MPs:

UN Resolution

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Middle East and North Africa

Watch and read recent statements and urgent questions made to the House of Commons on Libya, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia.

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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