Public Services: Developing Countries

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

I am grateful for that answer. Building strong public services is crucial to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, but countries in the global south are losing out on billions of pounds of revenue each year due to tax avoidance—money that could be spent on building up those services, which are needed by their citizens. What practical steps is the Minister taking to ensure that countries in the global south are supported to ensure that multinational corporations and others who should be paying taxes actually do so?