Stephen seeks assurances after Sri Lankan massacre

During an Urgent Question in the Chamber yesterday, Stephen asked the Foreign Secretary what immediate relief can be provided to children in Sri Lanka orphaned by the Easter church massacre.

Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt - in his response - gave assurances that the Government would “…stand ready to help in any way we could.”

Speaking after the exchanges, Stephen said: “I welcome the Foreign Secretary's words but these must now be followed up with urgent action, both from his Department and the Department for International Development.”

Prior to the Urgent Question, the House of Commons observed a minute's silence.