Journalists: International Protection

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 4:29 pm, 9th January 2019

I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this debate. I chair the all-party parliamentary BBC group, as he will know from his previous role. It is the case that 152 named individuals, many of whom are based here in London, working for BBC Persia have been stopped from buying or selling property, and their families have been accused of the most hideous things, which is impacting their relatives in Iran. Does he join me in calling for the Minister to do everything he can to protect those individuals?