Mark Logan MP has today escalated resident's concerns for the developing situation in Gaza in the House of Commons Chamber.
He praised the efforts of the Bolton Council of Mosques in Bolton North East, which covers 34 mosques and 60,000 muslims in Bolton.
Speaking in the Chamber, Mark Logan MP, said:
"My constituents have felt very aggrieved in the past couple of weeks. We've seen statements coming out of Israel around giving security responsibility for Gaza for an indefinite period of time.
The Minister did mention that Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, had said that there shall be no Israeli reoccupation at Gaza after the war.
So, first of all, what is the government's position of this in the long term?
Secondly, my constituents, through the Bolton Council of Mosques, have called repeatedly for a ceasefire.
I will be meeting them again tomorrow night. I would like to see, from our government's perspective, what criteria would have to be met, in order for us to call for a ceasefire?"
Minister of State for the Foreign Office, Andrew Mitchell MP, responded:
"I know that my hon. Friend has been deeply engaged in representing his constituents, and I am aware of the representations that he has made.
I hope that he will explain to his constituents tomorrow night the reasons why a ceasefire is not something that either the Government or the Opposition are calling for.
I hope that he will be able to explain that we are doing everything that we can both to construct a scenario where there can be a number of pauses and to ensure that humanitarian support can be safely delivered within Gaza."