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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry Conservative, Banbury 4:13 pm, 30th March 2009

The whole House will support what the Foreign Secretary has said and what the Government are doing in relation to Darfur, but does he not find it somewhat disappointing that the international community as a whole—this is no criticism of the UK Government—has not yet managed to find a single helicopter to support the UN peacekeeping mission there? The General Assembly of the UN will soon consider the Secretary-General's report on the responsibility to protect. If the international community is not willing to provide any lift capacity, the responsibility to protect will become a pretty hollow concept.

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