UK Members mark Commonwealth Day in Brunei

From 12-15 March 2012, Baroness Hooper and Tom Greatrex MP were invited by BHC Bandar Seri Begawan through CPA UK to visit Brunei to mark the Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Day

The visit coincided with the annual session of its Legislative Council (LegCo), which Baroness Hooper and Mr Greatrex attended during the course of the programme, with the purpose of strengthening ties between UK Members and their LegCo colleagues.

They also paid a courtesy call on Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Isa Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Hj Ibrahim, the Honourable Speaker of LegCo, as well as several cabinet ministers

Over the course of the three-day visit, Baroness Hooper and Mr Greatrex discussed important democratic themes such as holding the executive to account and women’s representation, as well as issues central to the work of both Westminster and the LegCo, such as pensions, education, and SMEs.

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