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Sub-Saharan Africa (Corruption and the Economy)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:12 pm on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) 7:12 pm, 1st July 2015

May I take up that point about “getting our own house in order”? Does the hon. and learned Gentleman accept that, while some of the corruption that he is describing may not exist in this country, we operate certain systems of patronage about which we must be very careful in view of the example that they might set developing countries?