Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State 2:01 pm, 20th December 2018

We have tried to get a statement on this issue over the last two or three weeks, but were aware that there was great interest in this Backbench Business Committee debate. Obviously, I would have much preferred it to have taken place on a different day when more Members would have been present, but we have been aware of this and would have had a Government statement other than for the fact that there was a real passion on the subject from many Members including the hon. Gentleman.