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Government Capital Expenditure

Part of Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:55 pm on 2nd February 2009.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour, Preston 4:55 pm, 2nd February 2009

My right hon. Friend will be aware that Joseph Stiglitz chairs a UN commission looking into the financial needs of many developing countries. One thing that it has said is that the depreciation of sterling and other currencies is having a big impact on the amount of aid that we can give the developing world. We know what is happening in Africa, Gaza and elsewhere, so is there not a strong case for revisiting our commitment to development aid?

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