Department for International Development

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:32 pm on 1st July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 5:32 pm, 1st July 2019

For many years, the right hon. Gentleman has made a major contribution to DFID debates and at one stage he had responsibility for the Department. Last week, it was heartening when we had a number of young people down here, talking about not only climate change but concerns about the medical welfare of people in some developing countries. They wanted to maintain the level of financing for tackling, for example, HIV. DFID also plays a major part in developing British markets for the future. That means jobs for British people. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that people tend to forget that when they look at the amount of money we spend overseas?