International affairs

Hong Kong Urgent Question: Mike Wood MP

Hong Kong Urgent Question: Mike Wood MP
media date: 
Monday, 22 July 2019

Mike Wood: My right hon. Friend clearly understands the difference between protests and riots. Is he confident that the Chinese and Hong Kong Governments fully appreciate that distinction?


Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Mike Wood: The Midlands has economic, cultural and historical ties with countries in every part of the world, but few are stronger than those with India. Will my right hon. Friend update the House on developments for a Midlands engine partnership with business in India?


James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Mike Wood: We are used to statements from European institutions that their decisions are not reviewable, including the European Parliament insisting it would block any nominee for European President who was not one of the Spitzenkandidaten. Does the Prime Minister expect the European Parliament to veto the nominee—or might they just decide that compromise is possible where circumstances dictate?


Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

Mike Wood: We can be proud of the Prime Minister’s driving the global agenda on climate change, but what discussions has she had with her counterparts about how they can follow Britain’s lead as the first major economy to commit to net-zero carbon and help to reverse global warming?


Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

Mike Wood: Will the Minister confirm that the UC1 form is not some arbitrary requirement, as has been suggested, but a core requirement of European law that is required of all European member states and has not been changed since previous elections?


Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Mike Wood: What happened to some members of the Windrush generation, through no fault of their own, was simply inexcusable, but at the root of these cases is a fraud that was conducted on a quite industrial scale. Is it not hugely insulting to members of the Windrush generation to try to draw a parallel between the two cases?


Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Mike Wood: I join hon. Members in thanking my right hon. Friend for his statement and the Metropolitan Police for their effective action this morning. The Ecuadorean President has indicated that Julian Assange repeatedly violated the conditions of his asylum at the embassy. Does my right hon. Friend have any further details of such violations?


Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Mike Wood: rose—


Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

I was about to move on, but as my hon. Friend went to the same school as me—he is a far better advertisement for it than I am—I will give way to him.


Mike Wood: What steps she is taking to ensure that the most marginalised children in developing countries receive an education.


Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Mike Wood: What steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians overseas.


Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs