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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:42 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green 12:42 pm, 2nd July 2019

May I reiterate the calls from around the House for a calm head and for the violence that started last night to stop? What is being done to try to encourage talks between the student protesters and the LegCo? In particular, how can the Government stress the importance of young people? With just 1,200 people having a say over the leader of the LegCo, how can the concept of democracy, or even a consultation about democracy, get on to the agenda so that young Hong Kong people can feel that they have some hope?