This paper provides details and links for the 458 ministerial statements, urgent questions and parliamentary debates that covered international affairs and defence during the 2019-21 session (from both Houses of Parliament).

The paper is divided into two main sections: geographic regions – covering areas such as the Middle East and China; and themes – including areas such as defence and human rights.

The coloured panel on the left of each entry indicates in which Chamber the debate or statement took place: green for House of Commons and red for House of Lords.

Debates and statements related to Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with the EU are not covered in this paper but have been included in earlier briefings: Brexit statements (CBP-8467, 17 February 2020); Brexit debates 2019 (CBP-8489, 23 January 2020); Brexit debates 2018 (CBP-8246, 7 January 2019); and Brexit debates: June 2016 – December 2017 (CBP-8131, 19 December 2017).

In addition to this paper, the supporting Excel document can be used to sort and filter the data further, in order to focus on specific areas of interest, such as statements, debates, chamber or subject area.

A paper covering debates and statements for the 2021-22 session will be published once the session has started and then updated periodically.

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