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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield 7:30 pm, 30th March 2009

Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that there are other countries in which those who extract minerals have reached reasonably fair and helpful arrangements with the Governments in question? I refer particularly to Namibia, where in respect of both uranium and diamonds—it is a big producer of the latter—the companies involved have made positive and helpful arrangements with the Government.

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