Selected by the Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka as part of a Parliamentary delegation lead by Rt. Hon. Des Browne MP during the period of civil unrest in 2009.

Member of Parliamentary delegations, to visit and strengthen Britain’s ties with Morocco – Tunisia – Kuwait – Iran – Pakistan – Saudi Arabia – Indonesia

During his tenure as an MP he has been an active member of over 20 All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG’s), and has been an office bearer of the APPG on Pakistan, Secretary to the APPG on Terrorism, Chairman & Vice-Chairman of APPG on Kuwait