Education (Girls)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 2016.

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Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 16th November 2016

The hon. Gentleman makes a very important point. We need to ensure that people get the education they need and can benefit from, so that those economies can grow and those countries that have often suffered so much can develop their way out of poverty with our support. In this Parliament, the Government will be supporting over 11 million children—including, separately, 6.5 million girls—into education, including in sub-Saharan Africa. There is more work that needs to be done, but we are focused on the task at hand, and we shall ensure that we get the maximum value and benefit from the work that UK taxpayers contribute to.