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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 4:52 pm, 30th March 2009

The hon. Gentleman will forgive me if I say that I am slightly worried by his remarks. He said earlier that these matters should be Foreign Office-led, and we then had one brief reference to the Department for International Development. Can he assure me that, in the event of his party being elected, DFID will still remain an independent Department, responsible for international development, with a spokesperson in the Cabinet rather than being consumed by the Foreign Office?

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