Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:19 pm on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State 7:19 pm, 29th April 2019

I would genuinely like to thank all Members who have contributed to the debate. Many have done so from a position of significant expertise and knowledge of the countries mentioned in the framework sanctions regime we are discussing.

Madam Deputy Speaker, I am mindful of your stricture that we must not stray from the matters on the Order Paper, but inevitably some Members have been drawn into discussing the broader national issues around the framework law we are discussing. I am sure that Helen Goodman will appreciate that it would be inappropriate for me to comment on an individual such as the niece of President Assad.