Commonwealth Multilateral Agencies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 4th February 2015

The diversity of the Commonwealth of nations is part of its strength. Programmes such as the Commonwealth scholarships and the Local Government Forum build on that by supporting education and the exchange of best practice among Commonwealth citizens and Governments. Does the Minister agree that at a time of rising extremism, both political and religious, in a number of Commonwealth countries, the contribution of those programmes should be celebrated and extended to build shared values and understanding?