Sustainable Development Goals

Part of Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon Conservative, Newbury 4:15 pm, 28th January 2015

Having stood opposite the hon. Lady at the Dispatch Box, I know that her tone can sometimes be a bit abrasive. I know that she has been in her present role for only seven weeks, but could she not use this opportunity to say that she welcomes some of the things that are going on in relation to international aid, including some of the bilateral arrangements? Does she not welcome the continued spending of 0.7% of gross national income? Does she not agree that there are some good projects? Her tone today has been deeply divisive on an issue on which there has traditionally been great consensus in the House.