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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 5:25 pm, 30th March 2009

I am interested in what my right hon. Friend is saying. Before he leaves the subject of the Congo, does he also think that one of the contributory factors to the appalling violence and attacks, particularly on women, in the east has been the amount of money made illicitly from the mining industry, which leads to illicit exports from the Congo—and, indeed, funds a great deal of the unrest and horror that is going on? Does he not think that transparency in mineral extraction is very important?

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