Yemen

Part of Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 4th February 2016.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 3:33 pm, 4th February 2016

I was touched by the care that the right hon. Gentleman showed for my welfare. It was indeed an extraordinary trip. Talking about children, at the time, the British Council was matching 1,000 schools in the middle east with schools over here. On our journey, I was able to twin a school in Worthing with a school in Aden. Does he agree that, as well as the killings and the injuries, one of the biggest tragedies is the fact that about half of all children in Yemen are not in education? So much is being done to ensure that Syrian children have some continuity in their education, but the situation in Yemen is so much worse. If we do not have the future in mind for those children, the future of the whole country is perilous.