Speaking in Home Office Questions in the House of Commons, Mark condemns delays by Telford and Wrekin Council in setting up and independent inquiry into child grooming in the borough and calls on the council to get on with it.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the negotiations to leave the European Union, Mark Pritchard raises concerns that the withdrawal agreement is legally binding, yet the political declaration on our future relationship is not legally binding.
Mark Pritchard seeks assurance from the Foreign Secretary that any technical assistance given to the Saudi regime by British forces will not result in them being dragged into any future investigations of alleged war crimes.
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.