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Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:32 pm on 13th March 2017.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary 7:32 pm, 13th March 2017

It is because I have read that report that I mention Russian language capabilities. In my view, the reports produced by the Foreign Affairs Committee are thoughtful and informative, and I recommend them to the Secretary of State. The Committee has raised a number of flags that need to be carefully considered, because changes are happening to our precious Foreign Office and we are losing capabilities that it will be very difficult to redevelop.