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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 19th January 2012.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:31 am, 19th January 2012

Further to the exchanges that the Leader of the House had with Stephen Hammond and my hon. Friend Ms Eagle, may I join the calls for a debate on Somalia? There is a humanitarian crisis in that country, its political instability is well known and the conference that the Prime Minister is convening in February is potentially an important moment. It would be beneficial to have a debate ahead of that conference. I join the calls of other hon. Members for the Leader of the House to consider that request and I hope that he looks upon it kindly.