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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North 3:31 pm, 13th January 2020

I have previously raised with Ministers in the House the harassment of BBC Persian staff and their families by the Iranian regime. I understand the regime is now citing BBC Persian Television’s alleged encouragement of unrest and violence in Iran as justification for further bullying. What is the Foreign Secretary doing to support the staff who work in this field, and their families in Iran, to make sure they are safe and secure?