International Women’S Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West 12:57 pm, 2nd March 2017

The issue that the hon. Lady has rightly drawn to our attention has international implications. Does she agree that one of the most important things we can do is provide the incentives for girls to remain in school much longer? That reduces the opportunity for early marriage, from which so many of the evils of which she has spoken flow.