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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:18 pm on 20th December 1990.

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Photo of Mr James Lester Mr James Lester , Broxtowe 2:18 pm, 20th December 1990

The basis of the economy in Vietnam could be changed if we and the United States recognised Vietnam and normalised relations. In that way, the many people who want to reinvest in Vietnam and its economy could do so, and the future of the Vietnamese people would be secure in their own country rather than their having to leave. That would be more helpful than the policy that my hon. Friend the Minister has just described.