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Forced Migration

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Independent, North East Bedfordshire

I welcome my right hon. Friend to what I think is his first session of questions as Secretary of State for International Development, and I wish him—as we all do—very well in the role. May I ask him to update the House on the quality of our £75 million safety, support and solutions programme, which has been used particularly on the migration route in Africa, including north Africa? A particular feature of the programme was the ability to return those who had escaped the clutches of traffickers to their home areas, where they could warn others that the outward route was dangerous and damaging. I should be grateful for an update.