Ebola Response Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) 1:37 pm, 20th November 2018

My hon. Friend is absolutely right to pay tribute to the amazing work that UK forces did in Sierra Leone—words fail me in describing the amazing bravery that they showed in dealing with that outbreak. This particular example is within the boundaries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is working with the forces that it believes are appropriate for that area. It is probably worth my saying on record that were the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to want to explore that approach with our Ministry of Defence, we would obviously be very happy to have that conversation.