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Britain’s Place in the World

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Secretary of State for International Development 2:42 pm, 15th October 2019

My hon. Friend makes an important point, and as he will have seen in the Queen’s Speech and indeed the speech the Prime Minister made yesterday, environmental issues are very much at the top of the Government’s agenda.

Talking about the opportunities we have, in January our country will host Governments from across Africa here in London for the UK-Africa investment summit. The summit will bring together businesses, Governments and international institutions to encourage investment in Africa. This will also create opportunities for the City of London.