Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres

Part of Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:00 pm on 10th January 2017.

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Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 3:00 pm, 10th January 2017

The hon. Gentleman will know that I respect not only his passion, but the balanced way in which he deals with CDC issues. Does he share my concern that we risk having a more prescriptive approach towards the CDC, which is a part-private sector organisation, than we have towards a range of non-governmental organisations that are beneficiaries of large-scale DFID programmes, which might be somewhat distorting? Although he makes valid points about the concerns, if we are to hamstring CDC in the way that one or two of the proposals would have us do, it would be an undesirable outcome for DFID.