Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday 13 October on recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
The political situation in North Africa and the Middle East has been debated on several occasions during the period known as the 'Arab Spring' in Parliament. Find all the latest parliamentary information and follow a timeline of events.
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 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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