Mark Pritchard commends comments from across the political spectrum condemning the violence in Northern Ireland and calling for dialogue and not violence to resolve Northern Ireland’s problems.
Following the Defence Secretary's statement on the efforts to remove the final remnants of Daesh control in Iraq and Syria and the valuable contribution of the RAF, Mark pays tribute to the work of the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering at RAF Cosford and the role engineers have played in the 100-year history of the RAF and RAF Cosford.
Mark Pritchard questions the Foreign Secretary on the UK’s relationship with the USA, highlighting the importance of strong defence and security links through NATO and the OSCE and of sharing intelligence information to keep Britain safe, even if at times we need to be a “candid friend” when necessary.
Ahead of the 2018 Western Balkans Summit in London in July, Mark questions the Foreign Secretary about the importance of political and diplomatic dialogue in the western Balkans region rather than nationalism.
Mark Pritchard backs Heathrow expansion and the new runway to ensure we can compete with other major European hub airports. He calls on the Government to continue to support Birmingham airport which has a major part to play in the UK.