Hugh Robertson answers back bench MPs’ questions on issues including security at Camp Liberty in Iraq and protection for British civilians working in Afghanistan. Read more about Foreign & Commonwealth Office Questions
Hugh Robertson, the former Minister in charge of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, today attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace where HRH The Princess Royal presented former IOC President Jacques Rogge with an honorary knighthood. The award was made in recognition of Mr Rogge’s outstanding service to the International Olympic movement as President since 2001 and his particular contribution to the success of London 2012. Read more about Hugh Robertson attends ceremony to honour former IOC President Jacques Rogge
Hugh Robertson delivered the annual Lord Falmouth Lecture to the Kent County Agricultural Society at The County Showground. He spoke about the legacy of London 2012 but also praised the work of The Society. Agriculture is an important part of the Kent economy in its own right but also plays a key role in preserving Kent’s reputation as The Garden of England. He took questions and suggestions from the audience after the talk. Read more about Hugh Robertson delivers the annual Lord Falmouth Lecture to the Kent County Agricultural Society
Hugh Robertson attended the Memorial Service for Lord Kingsdown KG PC in Canterbury Cathedral with his wife Anna. He said ‘Robin Leigh Pemberton was a man of extraordinary distinction and achievement. He made an enormous contribution to the life of the country and the County of Kent and was a model of the very highest standards of public service. Read more about Hugh Robertson attends Lord Kingsdown’s Memorial Service
Hugh has just written the following letter to the Kent Messenger setting out his concerns about the proposed development at Junction 8 of the M20.
Hugh Robertson replies to a back bench MP’s debate on the recent elections in Bangladesh and opportunities to help Bangladesh work towards democracy and political stability. Read more about Hugh Robertson winds up debate on Bangladesh
Hugh Robertson answers back bench MPs’ questions on issues including protecting minority Christian communities in the middle east, the human rights situation in Bahrain and Afghan security arrangements after 2014.
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“Nelson Mandela has probably been the single most dominant global figure of my adult life. As a Foreign Office Minister dealing with conflict on a daily basis, I often find myself reflecting on his achievement in guiding South Africa out of the apartheid era. He was a towering figure in every way.” Read more about Hugh Robertson pays tribute to Nelson Mandela