Statement on the Middle East and North Africa

08 June 2011

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 June on the Middle east and North Africa.

Middle East and North Africa

The Foreign Secretary updated the House of Commons on his recent trip with the Secretary of State for International Development to Benghazi in Libya to meet with representatives of the national transitional council.

He also informed MPs of current developments in Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Douglas Alexander, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Arab spring

The political situation in North Africa and the Middle East has been debated on several occasions in Parliament recently. Find all the latest parliamentary information and follow a timeline of events since the beginning of the Arab spring.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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