Department for International Development

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:41 pm on 1st July 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 4:41 pm, 1st July 2019

The hon. Gentleman is being very kind in giving way. He will know the sterling work that my hon. Friend Holly Lynch has done in this area. She, like all of us here, absolutely believes not only in tackling world poverty but in the absolute scrutiny and accountability that go with it. For all of us in this field, they are our watchwords, our doctrine. When the newspapers accuse us of being do-gooders who do not care, it is just not true. My hon. Friend is a champion of that sort of scrutiny.