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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 Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 7:32 pm, 13th March 2017

That is a rare phenomenon in respect of the hon. Lady, sometimes, Madam Deputy Speaker. On a serious point, is it not only fair to record that those of us who occasionally travelled to central and south America witnessed a shrinking of our footprint and our soft power as the previous Labour Government closed many of the embassies there? We also downgraded the Chevening scholarships. This is something that we now need to review urgently as we go forward post-Brexit.