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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 28th May 2015.

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Photo of Alec Shelbrooke Alec Shelbrooke Conservative, Elmet and Rothwell 9:36 am, 28th May 2015

The House will have noticed today that Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister, has stepped down from his role as middle east peace envoy. The fact of the matter is that the whole of the middle east region is in a very dangerous situation, whether that be through further threats to countries such as Jordan or Lebanon, the refugee crisis going into Turkey or IS possibly infringing on a NATO country such as Turkey. An important debate has to be held in this country on how we see the middle east peace process and how we handle the middle east. May I urge my right hon. Friend to find Government time outside the debate on the Queen’s Speech so that we can properly address all those issues, which have become more and more paramount in recent months, and so that the view of this House and what Her Majesty’s Government should be doing to try to bring about peace in the middle east can be addressed at the earliest opportunity?